2-Pole Breaker


Old 09-17-03, 08:53 AM
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2-Pole Breaker

I read somewhere that a 2-pole breaker is strictly for combining into a 240V circuit. Is this true? I need two separate 20A 120V circuits and have an empty 20A 2-pole breaker in the panel (the only available slot). Is it legal to wire them separately?

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Old 09-17-03, 03:17 PM
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Yes, certainly.
Old 09-17-03, 03:31 PM
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You may run two separate 120 volt circuits off a double pole breaker. Just be aware that a fault on one circuit will also open the other circuit.
Old 09-17-03, 03:43 PM
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Right. OK. That makes sense. Thanks much for the help (and all the help you guys have provided during this never-ending bathroom project of mine).
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