In this video we show you some common safety violations to look for in your main electrical panel with a common failure being a double tapped electrical circuit breaker in your panel. A double tapped breaker means that you have 2 wires that are screwed in at the same point on the breaker. Most breakers are not designed to allow 2 wires to be pinched together under the terminal screw. But some Square D brand breakers are designed to allow double tapping electrical wiring in your electrical panel. This video shows you the steps we went through to remove the double tapped wires from the main panel.
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Often times failures like these are found when someone knowledgeable with electrical wiring does an inspection for buyers under contract to purchase a house. The inspector spots the double tapped circuit breaker often in the main breaker panel, and calls it out in the report. This is not the time to learn about double tapped wires and double tapping breakers. You need to find that double tapped main breaker before the buyer’s home inspector does, and fix it. In this video we saw the double tapped lugs inside the main breaker panel. Modifying house wiring should be done only by licensed electricians or other qualified people with experience, and knowledge of the National Electric Code.