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Double Taps in the electrical service panel

A double tap is when two circuits ( wires ) are hooked up to one breaker. Most breaker terminals are designed to take one circuit or wire.

A double tap is a safety hazard.

Overheating of the circuit is possible and if one of the wires is not properly fastened there could be arcing . Nuisance tripping has also been reported by clients and is a warning of a problem.

A Home Inspector can check your electrical panel and advise of any problems. I would also suggest that a licensed Electrician be called in to make the repairs.

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