Originally Posted by CraigFL
A lot of panels have replacement breakers that are duals-- one breaker slot serves two circuits. Using a couple of these will allow you to open up a place for a new 30A breaker without having to put in a sub panel.
Thanks again for the replies.
Do the dual breakers have the same circuit protection as the singles?
Is there a general rule of thumb as to how many loads ( lights, plugs , tv, etc.. ) can be on a general lighting 15 amp breaker?
Thanks for the advise!