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Double Tapped Circuit Breaker

Tom O'Dwyer

Here's an example of a double tapped circuit breaker;

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Double tapping is when two hot wires are squeezed into a single circuit breaker.  Typical breakers aren't designed for two wires, the connections can loosen and the current can jump between wires causing excessive heat and microarcing. This is a dangerous scenario which can become a home fire hazard.  Recommend evaluation by a licensed electrician.