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Old 05-01-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Hi;
I went to my local Home Depot looking for a few CH 20A single pole breakers.
The store didn't have any 20 amp, just 15 in the single. That was also the case about 4 weeks ago when I checked the same store.
Today, I decided to buy the 20A double breakers (still single pole). Two breakers fit into one slot, sounds OK, but still I prefer the standard single breakers.

When I went through the checkout, I didn't see the items being rung up, and I had several other items I was purchasing.
But when I looked at the receipt, I realized that I was charged about $25 each for the breakers.
I had figured the most they should cost was about $14, since two singles cost about $7 each.
So I immediately returned the breakers for credit to my card.

Why on Earth do these double breakers cost so much?
I have been looking for them in Cutler Hammer's website, but cannot even find them.
I am sure they were CH, and were intended for my loadcenter.

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Old 05-01-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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UPDATE:
I just found the breakers listed in CH data sheet. They are type CHT.

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Old 05-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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I just bought Cutler Hammer breakers as you described, two slims in one. I think the CHT stands for Cutler Hammer Tandam. I paid $ 11.77 each at Home Depot just a few days ago. They must have had them keyed in wrong. I'd call and have them get it right in their computers. It's always a circus at the HD.

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NO WAY CHTs cost $25. Cyndi is right, they were marked wrong.
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It's always a circus at the HD.
When is it not??!

If you'd prefer a single 20A breaker for your CH load center, I have a few spares that I don't need. In fact, in about a month, I'll be replacing both existing CH panels in my home with a single new panel by a different manufacturer (converting 2-flat into single family). If you want one, let me know and I'll mail you one. Heck, I don't even need money for it. How's that??!

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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I wonder how many poor souls they will dupe before they fix the price. Then again, most experienced people know the price.
When I picked them up, I didn't see the price marked on the shelf. As a matter of fact, I had to pull them out of a box... Could that price have been for the entire box of 10?
That would make it about $2.50ea. Sounds a bit off again, this time in the other direction.

I'm going to send an e-mail to HD.

Thanks

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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I've solved the mystery!
The breakers I purchased (and then returned) were type CHNT, not CHT.
According to info I found through Google, these breakers are for use on very old CH loadcenters.
I guess because they're not being manufactured, or manufacture is very limited, the price is very high.

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