Cleanup electric panel after removing a circuit?


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Old 06-09-15, 04:31 PM
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Cleanup electric panel after removing a circuit?

After removing a hot tub circuit and conduit, there's a 1.2 inch hole in the back of the electric panel. What is the code compliant way to cover this hole? Right now it is covered by a piece of duct tape (see attached photo).

Also, there is a two-gang breaker not connected to anything. Now I'm using one of them for another circuit, but another one is still not in use. If I replace it with a single breaker, there would be an empty slot when the cover is in place. Again, what is the correct solution?

I'm about to get an inspection so everything has to be done right.

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Old 06-09-15, 04:40 PM
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Breaker left as is shouldn't be an issue. If you like, I don't know what brand your panel is but grab some panel fillers.
Square D QO Filler Plates (3-Pack)-QOFPCP - The Home Depot

And I don't know how your inspector will feel about the hole but you could plug it with a KO filler.
Raco 1-1/2 in. 1-Piece Knockout Seal-1046-25 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 06-09-15, 05:37 PM
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The hole is required to be sealed with a KO seal. The one Mr. Awesome posted is fine, they also make plastic ones that I find easier to install.

As for the breaker, if you want to remove it (leaving it is OK) your panel is a Cuttler Hammer CH panel. The QO ones Mr. Awesome posted might work otherwise find ones made for your panel and they will fit for sure.
 
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Old 06-09-15, 07:03 PM
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A Square D QO is a different dimension the a CH breaker. Use a Cutler Hammer filler.
 
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Old 06-09-15, 09:24 PM
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Yes, match the brand of your panel. I just wanted to show you what a filler is.
 
 

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