Double Tapped Breakers

Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Here is another situation I come accross quite frequently, double tapped breakers.

Can anyone tell me why it is not ok to double tap breakers inside the electric panel? This is of course assuming you have the correct size wires and breaker. (14 gauge wires and 15 amp breaker and so forth)

For the life in me, I can not see what the difference would be having them junctioned together outside the panel in a junction box or directly to the breaker.

Joe Myers
A & N Inspections, Inc.