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    So I ran an underground wire to one of my sheds off of another electrical box. I installed a new small breaker box in the shed, it only has two breaker slots. Its the weirdest thing though. One of the breaker slots work perfectly, but the other does nothing. I've switched the breakers and wires around and no change. The slot on the left of the box works, but the right doesn't. What in the world could I have done wrong?
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    how many wires wire in the line you ran? what color are they? did you run a neutral?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crowbar032 View Post
    So I ran an underground wire to one of my sheds off of another electrical box. I installed a new small breaker box in the shed, it only has two breaker slots. Its the weirdest thing though. One of the breaker slots work perfectly, but the other does nothing. I've switched the breakers and wires around and no change. The slot on the left of the box works, but the right doesn't. What in the world could I have done wrong?
    Normally the left breaker (if 120 volt) will be on one leg of the 220 to Neutral and the other breaker will be on the other leg of the 220 volt to Neutral. You did run 3 wires Hot Neutral Hot to this other box correct? and you did measure to see that you have 220 volts between the legs and 120 volts from each leg to Neutral, correct?
    If all of that is correct, take both breakers out and inspect where they connect up to each leg.
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    Default Re: Electrical wiring question

    A photo would be worth... oh, about a thousand words...
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    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Normally the left breaker (if 120 volt) will be on one leg of the 220 to Neutral and the other breaker will be on the other leg of the 220 volt to Neutral. You did run 3 wires Hot Neutral Hot to this other box correct? and you did measure to see that you have 220 volts between the legs and 120 volts from each leg to Neutral, correct?
    If all of that is correct, take both breakers out and inspect where they connect up to each leg.
    That's why I asked how many wires were ran..
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    That's why I asked how many wires were ran..
    You wanna lay a wager on how many he ran?
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    Default Re: Electrical wiring question

    yup....i can see it right now. one side of the panel has no power. If you want to keep it 120 volt but have 2 circuits, you can jump both sides of the main. however if you only ran 20 amps to the panel, you wont have any benefits of having 2 separate 20 amp circuit breakers.....you still have only 20 amps , 120 volts going there...need pics, wire size info, wire type info, what sized service you ran and how large of a service you are feeding from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    You wanna lay a wager on how many he ran?
    I kinda had a feeling.
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    I ran 3 wires. Pic should be attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crowbar032 View Post
    I ran 3 wires. Pic should be attached.
    It looks like the breaker on the right goes to where the white neutral wires are??????? maybe it's just the way the photo looks I hope!!

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