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Today's house has a GE (TM20EC) panel, installed 6 years ago. Space for 20 breakers, all knockouts were filled, mostly with pony breakers (total of 35).

I read the cover, no place did it state max number of breakers..Is this panel overloaded?

Darren

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Originally posted by Darren

Today's house has a GE (TM20EC) panel, installed 6 years ago. Space for 20 breakers, all knockouts were filled, mostly with pony breakers (total of 35).

I read the cover, no place did it state max number of breakers..Is this panel overloaded?

Darren

Look at the panel's schematic drawing. It will show where the half-size breakers are allowed to go. You can count 'em up.

GE panels tend to be stingy with neutral terminals even when loaded to normal capacity. Where did all the white wires terminate?

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Jim,

Yep, all the neutrals were doubled-up.

I tried to upload a picture of the panel & the diagram, but couldn't.

The diagram shows 20 slots w/ A & B; I guess that means pony breakers everywhere?

Brian,

Panel was 6 years old, very professional workmanship I might add 9except for the double taps at 1 breaker & all the neutrals).

Thanks

Darren

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