Replacing GE older 1/2 in breakers with 1 inch AFCI/GFCI?
We have a GE Powermark Gold panel in the house we just bought. Wiring seems in good shape with the panel populated with old 1/2 GE 20 amp breakers.
I have started protecting circuits using AFCI/GFCI outlets placed on the first outlet of the circuit. This seems to work fine on those circuits.
But it looks like a couple can’t be done that way because of space and locations, e.g. bathroom vents/lights, and counter mounted toggle switches for the disposal and the dishwasher. It seems the only way to get protection is to replace the breakers, unless you can point me to switches with built in AFCI/GFCI protection. Would rather replace switches than mess around in the breaker box.
If I have to replace breakers, the problem is that the old 1/2 in. breakers are packed together and the new GE breakers are 1 inch wide so I would have to rearrange them. Is there a problem with the rearrangment as long as the wires are still matched up?
Thanks for the videos.
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