I just moved into a rental property and was doing some electrical work such as replacing ceiling fans and outlets (reimbursed of course). When working with the breaker box, I encountered breakers I have not worked with before and frankly seem dangerous. As in, you can have to flip both half switches before the breaker is off. That and there seem to arbitrarily be white plastic clips place thru out to help turn both off at the same time. Honestly, most just seem to be missing with age.
I have yet to remove one from the panel, but so far I cannot find them online to see what they are. I'm under the impression the house was built in 92', but already I've been finding what I believe to be electrical violations, even for 92', every time I pull off a wall plate or fixture.
What are these breakers and should they be replace?
Also, a well pump is positioned between two breakers. This really feels like someone was cutting corners too. That and whom ever label the panel put GFI #1 and GFI #2, which went to the bathrooms that had nothing close to GFI (Just cheap 50¢ outlets). Needless to say those have been changed out.