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Old 10-31-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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I have to replace all the breakers in my panel because of a flood. What do you guys think about refurbished breakers? Can I trust them? Will they last as long. They are about 30% cheeper than new.
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My opinion on this: Avoid refurbished. The circuit breaker is the one thing I would never compromise on.

You say 30% cheaper? I think you can get a box (10 or 12) breakers at a much better price than single.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Standard breakers are under $5 per pole.


Refurbished = sprayed with WD40

You can't take a breaker apart and re anything it.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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Standard breakers are under $5 per pole.


Refurbished = sprayed with WD40

You can't take a breaker apart and re anything it.
I agree, I have installed refurbished large frame industrial breakers, but residential breakers are not even capable (or cost effective) of being refurbished as far as I am concerned.

Square D QO breakers are probably the most expensive brand of breakers used in residential applications, and they are less than $10 per pole (except GFCI or AFCI).
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Im sure you must have family,
if was you buy new im not faulting refubished equipment but things can still go wrong them,buy new be on the safe side of life i always stand by that.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:07 PM   #6
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buy new mate be on the safe side don't rely on something whats already been knackered
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I have to replace all the breakers in my panel because of a flood. What do you guys think about refurbished breakers? Can I trust them? Will they last as long. They are about 30% cheeper than new.

Cost wise and time for resdential just rip them out and get new one no question asked and I genrally don't used the refurbished breakers unless it is a Industrail / Large commercal breaker size if it a rebuiltable verison otherwise get new D*** thing and it will not hunt ya later.

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Old 11-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the responses. I'm going with new breakers then.
Hey 220/221, I like the user name. Where have I heard that before?
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