Adding circuit

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Old 06-28-07, 09:04 AM
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Adding circuit

My breaker panel has three open spots for new breakers. The left side has one more breaker than the right. That last breaker on the left side has a flat copper piece sticking out toward the right side where the next breaker on the right would go. I am not sure what the purpose of it is and if I add two more breakers do I need one for the new odd breaker on the right side. It appears that all the breakers have this piece of copper between them. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 06-28-07, 09:09 AM
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You can add the new breaker on either side. I do not know what you are talking about with the "piece of copper." Are you referring to the buss bars that carry the current?
 
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Old 06-28-07, 09:10 AM
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Left side vs. right side is immaterial. Put the new breakers wherever you want.

I'm not sure what your "flat copper piece" is. Can you provide a picture?
 
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Old 06-28-07, 06:12 PM
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Thumbs up adding a circuit

I took a picture and now I don't know how to add it to my post, but I will figure that out later. Yes I think it is the hot buss bar. I gather if I need to add a 240 circuit I will have to double up on one of the other circuits so as to have 2 buss bars available for my 240 circuit. The guy a Lowes did not even mention an ITE panel, but is seems that it will take siemens circuit breakers. Wee we're cooking now ( not literally I hope). Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 06-28-07, 07:13 PM
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To post a pic you can use photobucket or something of the sort and paste the link to your pic.

If you need to add a 240v circuit you will need a double pole breaker.
 
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