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Old 09-21-09, 07:52 PM
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Question regarding a split circuit. Was checking a duplex to day and it had two neutrals wired together and two hots wired together. Then I seen there are two breakers on the circuit. I was was surprised being wired this way the breakers did not trip. Is this because both hot leads were on the same bank? Thanks
 
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Old 09-21-09, 08:03 PM
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Look closely at the brass screw side. You should see the small jumper has been removed separating the top and bottom connection.
 
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Old 09-22-09, 08:50 PM
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There is no outlet ... just the wires connected together by a wire nut... two hot, two neutral. The outlet has been unused since 1964. We are remodeling the church kitchen, and it is located under the sink. Was intended for a disposal I would imagine. I thought the one hot was a feed and the other was a traveler. To kill the circuit it took two breakers. to do so. Impossible to me, but it did..
 
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Old 09-22-09, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jed54 View Post
Question regarding a split circuit. Was checking a duplex to day and it had two neutrals wired together and two hots wired together......
I don't understand???? You say you were checking a duplex.....but then in your last post said there is no receptacle??
 
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Old 09-22-09, 10:13 PM
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I know you want to help your church but doing electrical in anything but your own residence is leaving you wide open for liability claims. I strongly urge you to consider a monetary donation to help hire a licensed electrician for any work in the church.
 
 

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