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comment What is the right way to connect 7 conductors in an electrical box?
I used push-in connectors on my recent kitchen remodel to great benefit. They make things a bit bulkier, so it's harder to fit everything into the electrical box, but it's worth it in time saved. Twisting several wires together with a wire-nut is doable, but rather difficult for someone who isn't a professional electrician.
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comment Can I install an additional breaker bus bar on my main breaker panel?
The panel door has no info on this unfortunately. Before I started adding circuits there were some ground wires doubled up though, so some electrician thought it ok to do that. Still, I've have to triple up all the grounds to get everything to fit.
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accepted Can I install an additional breaker bus bar on my main breaker panel?
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comment Can I install an additional breaker bus bar on my main breaker panel?
I think your answer just needs a bit of editing. Something like "Check to see how many tandem breakers your panel supports" is good advice and would apply to others with a similar situation. Not all panels support tandems. You are also on the right track that I may have too much load for my service level. Not by as much as you guessed, but still over slightly.
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