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mjbraun
Plug unused breakers

I've removed 2 breakers from my breaker box. There used to be electric wall heaters in both bathrooms. They each had their own circuit, so when I removed the heaters, I pulled the breakers. Are there snap in covers I can use to plug the open holes where the breakers used to be in the panel cover? The box is Square D if that's relevant.

David
Re: Plug unused breakers

Yes, just do a Google search on Square D filler plates. Make sure you match your panel type; QO, Homeline, etc.

A. Spruce
Re: Plug unused breakers

If your local big box doesn't have them, any standard electrical supplier will. As stated, get your box brand and type before heading to the store.

Gray Watson
Re: Plug unused breakers

Have the electrician properly abandon the circuits (not just cap them off).

Disconnect and remove the wiring for the circuits from the Load Center/Service entrance, and simply reinstall the breakers, place in the Off position, re-mark the panel legend for those positions "future expansion".

Are these CBs in a split bus panel being used as a service? If so you'll need to coordinate with your electrical ultility.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Plug unused breakers
mjbraun wrote:

I've removed 2 breakers from my breaker box. There used to be electric wall heaters in both bathrooms. They each had their own circuit, so when I removed the heaters, I pulled the breakers. Are there snap in covers I can use to plug the open holes where the breakers used to be in the panel cover? The box is Square D if that's relevant.

I too would just leave the original breakers in place, switched off, and marked "spare".

NEC
Re: Plug unused breakers

Ernie hit it on the head. Disconnect and cap the wire off at the breaker if need be.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Plug unused breakers
NEC wrote:

Ernie hit it on the head. Disconnect and cap the wire off at the breaker if need be.

I did miss the disconnect part though....:mad:

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