Barney Wadley

Using Double Pole breakers as single pole in Housing Tract Residential

Discussion created by Barney Wadley on Jan 22, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2017 by Brian Baughman

I have always been taught for the past 30 years that you cannot use double pole (220/240V) breakers as single pole. When I moved into my newly built home, I ofcourse checked the checked the main panel.  When I opened the panel I immediately noticed that there were several double pole breakers with single pole circuits. The "tie bar" was left intact on the breakers.  I have been checking my NEC and cannot find the section that states that it cannot be done.  Help!!!