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Conjoined breakers

Danny Pritchard

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Could someone explain why the red wire in the first picture is connected to two breakers.What was the person trying to achieve?

Is it acceptable to put insulation around old cloth covered wiring as in the 2nd picture.


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Someone's perverted idea to stop nuisance tripping?

I might be wrong on this...(Where's Doug?)...but it seems to me that the amperage is being divided between the two parallel connected breakers and would effectively require double the load to trip. It may not be quite that well balanced but I'm pretty sure that the wire AWG is no longer adequately protected.

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