Multifeed question


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Old 10-09-17, 08:13 PM
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Multifeed question

I have a split circuit in my kitchen (old style installation with 2 hots and a shared neutral). As I understand it to avoid a multifeed , the red and black must be on opposite sides of the panel (one to a breaker on left, one to a breaker on right).
However, this means they can trip independently.
It's impossible to "tie" them together like dual breakers since they're on opposite sides.
is this correct?

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Old 10-09-17, 08:30 PM
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They are supposed to be on opposite legs not opposite sides. Both legs are on both sides of the panel. The legs alternate on each side a-b-a-b.....
 
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Old 10-10-17, 11:22 AM
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With a multi wire branch circuit.... the breakers need to be one above the other.
 
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Old 10-10-17, 12:16 PM
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Becareful because panels that take half sized breakers a double pole half size needs to straddle two spaces to pickup both legs.
 
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Old 10-10-17, 06:36 PM
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It would be hard to wire them on the same leg wouldn't it? My panel goes ABABAB all the way down. A tandem is next to each other and by connecting you're automatically in A on one and B for the next hot?
 
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Old 10-10-17, 07:02 PM
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A typical tandem is 2 breakers that fit in the space of one full size breaker. Both of the tandems pull from the same leg of the panel. GE is the only one that will fit across both legs of the panel depending on where it is installed .
 
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Old 10-11-17, 02:23 PM
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On the Siemens panel I have a tandem has A then B legs.
the quad I have goes ABAB
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Old 10-12-17, 07:10 AM
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Most quads are AABB, with the inner and out one paired to achieve AB for the circuits.
 
 

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