Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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The theory behind the split buss is much like the theory behind a "feed Through Panel " used in trailers. ( the difference is the feed through is still protected by a main )
I sure hope it is not a split buss because they are nasty....and hardly needed today in normal home wiring.
You just dont see it much at all today in homes because basically what they are trying to do it feed the higher drawing items first and then letting the breaker feeding the lower half run the general lighting and applicance circuits...
is it legal....yes...sad to say...lol...it is kinda like the old FUSE panels where you have a dryer and range pull out....and the round fuses at the bottom...it complies to the 6 rule.
The lines are protected by 6 disconnects......thus is is compliant but again this should be on that layout on the panel but I cant read it....the old ZINCO panels used to do that.....nasty stuff.....but again split busses are fine.....but I dont think you will find it on the market today...lol
The only violation here if it WAS a split buss is if it is a split buss and they take out the double poles and place in single poles....this wont happen but make sure it does not happen......but again I do not know if that is a split buss or not.
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