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Is Your Breaker a Double Tapped Breaker?

double tapped breaker

Is your electrical panel safe? How do you know? You can’t see behind the metal cover. A very common and extremely dangerous issue is what is called a double tapped breaker.

A double tapped breaker is when two conductors have been installed under the terminal of one circuit breaker. Circuit breakers are not designed to hold two conductors together and could loosen up - leading to arcing, overheating or even an electrical fire. Each circuit should be on its own separate breaker and sized correctly.

Another dangerous install is when two conductors are install in the same lug on the neutral bar. This also leads to fires, property damage and death.

You may have double tapped breakers if your electric panel has been installed by someone without the correct electrical experience and training. This could spell trouble for the safety of your home and family as well as future building permits.

If you are not experienced with working with an electrical panel, it is always best to have a professional electrician handle the job for you. Contact a licensed electrical contractor, such as John’s Electric, because playing with electricity when you don’t know what you’re doing can spell disaster.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Even though I thought the price was a little high the service was fantastic. Aubrey came right away and did a great job. He cleaned up all of the "mess". I can't tell you how much that was appreciated. I have had other contractors that left all of the packaging, etc when they completed their work--as if they just couldn't be bothered. it was greatly appreciated

Debbie B.
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John's Electric did a very thorough,quick and thrifty job! I would absolutely recommend them for your electrical work! Bravo!

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John’s Electric save’s the day.

I called for help and Aubrey came to my home when it was convenient for me. He was on time and very professional. All issues I needed to be fixed were. I am very happy with the service and the prices. I will use Aubrey again and I would recommend him to my family. Thanks so much. mvb

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Had part of a circuit series of outlets/lights stop working while running vacuum. Was very pleased with service.... courteous....professional....good blend of knowledge and interaction.

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