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Can there be tandem or pole circuit breakers in a box on a FHA home?

by e.loughrey728 from North Tonawanda, New York. Mar 30th 2016 Reply


William J Acres (William_Acres)
#1 ranked lender in Arizona - 7,802 contributions

More info needed, but in general, FHA does not inspect the home to see if it meets all building code requirements.. they inspect the home to determine if it meets FHA's minimum lending standards which primarily has to do with the home being habitable and that there are no "Safety or Health" concerns.. That being said, if the FHA appraiser does happen to open up the service panel and sees multiple leads going into a breaker only intended for one lead, then it's possible he might call it to be corrected.. but having a double pole circuit breaker is not against building code so long as the total amount of amperage does not exceed the maximum amperage the electrical service panel allows. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com NMLS# 226347

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Lorne Harvey (lorneharvey)
#1 ranked lender in Washington - 418 contributions

William did a good job explaining this.

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