Can dishwasher and disposal share 2 pole breaker?

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Old 04-15-15, 07:55 PM
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Can dishwasher and disposal share 2 pole breaker?

I saw this in the electric panel of a house I am thinking about buying. The dishwasher and garbage disposal are sharing a 15A two pole circuit breaker. I don't think I've ever seen this before (but I'm sure there's a lot I haven't seen). Is this ok?

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Old 04-15-15, 07:59 PM
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Two circuits sharing one neutral in a cable. Nothing wrong with the setup.
 
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Thanks pcboss. Makes sense, I just haven't seen that before I guess (I'm just a homeowner, so I haven't looked in that many panels).

There is also an unlabeled 15A breaker in there. I wonder what the heck that is.
 
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Old 04-15-15, 10:27 PM
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There is also an unlabeled 15A breaker in there. I wonder what the heck that is.
Maybe a spare. You'll have to open the panel and see if there is a wire connected to it.
 
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Just shut it off and see what's not working.turn off any computers first or save your work if it's important.
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