Homeowner and think I've got a 100amp service but my breakers add up over 100-I'm in Illinois. Looking for advice on a couple of things and buying bulk auctioned breakers.
- If I have a 100amp service at my house, breakers add up to over 100-what's the max I can actually put on my service? I have maybe 1-2 slots left in my breaker panel, some of my breakers have nothing going into them. Can I put in a bunch of 60a breakers for overkill? I have GFCIs that pop when I run the microwave and hairdryer-all on the same breaker-could I separate those across multiples?
- There's an auction house for returns selling a bulk of Siemens breakers type D at 30a and 50a(some double pole and single) and some Connect Electric Interchangeable breakers at 20a, 30a, 40a, 60a(some single and double pole) and 1x Challenger-A 50a. These are in bulk, new and around $5 for a bulk of anywhere 4-10 in a box. Is that a good deal and would those work for my house? Can you take out a 20a and use a 50a to help stop the popping of the GFCI all daisy chained across a single breaker? box 1