Add breaker circuits to your breaker box
Full size and tandem circuit breakers
Certain slots in electrical panels will accept tandem breakers, but not all slots.Photo: Courtesy of The Family Handyman
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 inside the main electrical panel. If it’s not, you’ll have to call the manufacturer’s help line and supply the model number. That’s the only way to get the answer.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.
- Tandem circuit breakers