Separate Kitchen Circuits


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Old 06-04-06, 05:52 PM
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Smile Separate Kitchen Circuits

I have the disposal switch, recessed light switch and counter outlet all in one 3 gang box--all on separate circuits.
Obviously you flip 3 breakers to get everything off before you go into the box.

I realize this is less than desirable, but is it against code?
Otherwise is there a way to tie the 3 breakers together so they can all shut off at once?
If so can this be done with my Pushmatic panel?
Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 06-04-06, 06:03 PM
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This is not at all illegal and no, there is no way to do anything about it with a pushmatic panel. The design does not allow tying three breakers together.

Why is this a problem?
 
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Old 06-04-06, 06:43 PM
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Well, the only real problem is if I move and some other unsuspecting homeowner or electrician, (well maybe not electrician) thinks they can shut off one breaker then go into the box..........
 
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Old 06-04-06, 07:19 PM
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That is what they make testers & common sense for.
 
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Old 06-04-06, 07:21 PM
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3 seperated circuits in the 3 gang box is ok by code.

you should say thanks to the code book because i just got done working on one commercal area have 8 gang yes 8 gang box with 8 circuits running in there took me a little while to sort it all of it

yes we use the voltage tester to verify it to play it safe

Merci , Marc
 
 

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