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  1. CEB Limited board - BC24100 The outlets in the kitchen have 2 live wires and one negative wire. So the double breaker takes two live wires to each circuit (14/3 wire). The top of a (double) outlet has one live wire and the bottom of the outlet has the other live and they share the negative wire. I believe it's a strange old way to wire these sockets This is the current configuration- numbers are the position on the board 1 and 3 have a double 15amp breaker - two hot wires to one outlet 5 and 7 have a double 15amp breaker - two hot wires to one outlet 9 and 11 have a double 15amp breaker - two hot wires to one outlet Option A - I would replace these with 1 - Single 15amp breaker with one hot wire (new wires) 3 - Single 15amp breaker with one hot wire (new wires) 5- Single 15amp breaker with one hot wire (new wires) 7 - Single 15amp breaker with one hot wire (new wires) 9 - Single 15amp breaker with one hot wire (new wires) 11 - Single 15amp breaker with one hot wire (new wires) Option B - I would replace these with 1 and 3 have a new double 40amp breaker - two hot wires to a new sub panel and then leave (new wires) 5 and 7 having a double 15amp breaker - two hot wires to one outlet 9 and 11 having a double 15amp breaker - two hot wires to one outlet
  2. Hi all, We currently have a 1980's electrical panel that is full and we are updating our kitchen and of course we need more circuits than there are currently as we have the following outlets, all with new wiring. Fridge - dedicated Microwave - Dedicated Dishwasher - Dedicated Kettle - dedicated Toaster - dedicated 4 outlets on one other circuit. So I need 6 circuits, there are currently 3 double 15amp breakers for the kitchen. We can't afford a new electrical panel at this time as we've been quoted $4000-$5000. So we have two options. Option A Replace the 3 double breakers with 6 single 15 amp breakers, they are $40 each (so $240) Option B Add a new sub panel for 6 circuits and put a double 40 amp breaker in the old panel and run all new 6 circuits from the sub panel Option C? Or is there another solution, that you'd recommend?
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