The unused are a great heat sink I wonder if there is a job opening
CircuitRyder --- Unfortunately not all good ideas are code enforceable.
A hospital has a spare breaker?
Isn't that a code violation in itself?
This is what happens when you put uneducated people in a position of authority. I'm not allowed to use Stupid.
Unlimited Electric Contractor/Standard Electric Inspector/Traffic Signal Inspector/Highway Lighting and Level One Traffic Signal Installer.
I know you believe that you understand what you think I said but I'm sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
Walmart used to have spare breakers in just about every panel in new stores. Times must have changed. On the last remodel, they made us remove all spare breakers and add blanks. We stored the breakers we removed by the main service. The store manager had a no clutter policy and threw all of them out, a lot of them!
We buy them for around $2.00 to $2.50 ea. We use them mostly on F/A, Life Safety, and security circuits to keep them from being turned off.