Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Tell me something Sparkies,
I realize that double lugging in a service panel is a red flag but can someone tell me why this is a safety issue. All I can come up with is that the breaker will trip sooner than anticipated because too many amps are traveling through two wires at a single 15 amp breaker.
![icon_question.gif](upload://t2zemjDOQRADd4xSC3xOot86t0m.gif) But I cannot figure out why this is considered a safety issue. ![icon_question.gif](upload://t2zemjDOQRADd4xSC3xOot86t0m.gif)
Will the 14/12 gauge wires melt at the ends because of the doubled amperage at the connection point?
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