tandem/quad breaker question....mini split install

borazhasleftthebuilding

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breaker panel is full

need to add 20a 240v for mini split

are both scenarios mainly the same?

a) replace existing double with a quad

b) tandem up 2 separate 15a breakers, leaving a double spot open for new 20a 240v
 
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borazhasleftthebuilding

borazhasleftthebuilding

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don't go over @whatever the panel rating is
no worries there
200a panel

got a fuckload of 15a circuits with fuck all on them

then have one 15a circuit with TOO MUCH lol....guy ran ONE circuit for both basement bedrooms, which i reno'd and made into ONE big sewing room, the other half of the basement has multiple circuits and has nothing happening over there
 
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borazhasleftthebuilding

borazhasleftthebuilding

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So option b.
I would get the double up breakers for your 15a circuits since the load is not constant. Get a full size 20 2 pole for the mini split since it's a constant load.
ty

this is what made sense to my layman mind....and im thinking tandem 15 singles will be easier to find in my dinky town when i go to town today
 
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