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I was told that a back-fed breaker needs to be bolted into the panel. Is this correct?

Q. I was told that a back-fed breaker needs to be bolted into the panel. Is this correct?

A. Yes. Plug-in circuit breakers that are back-fed from field-installed conductors must be secured in place by an additional fastener that requires other than a pull to release the breaker from the panelboard [408.36(D)].

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