Add tandem breakers to expand the available circuits in your fuse box (more accurately called a breaker box). But be careful. Only certain breaker slots will accept them.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:March 2012
Certain slots in electrical panels will accept tandem breakers, but not all slots.
When you want to add more circuits to your fuse box (breaker box), keep in mind that not all slots in a panel will accept tandem
breakers, and each panel will accept only a
certain number. To find out where the tandem
slots are located and how many you can install,
first see if the information is on the label
If it’s not,
to call the
to get the
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
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