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bryan1282 10-25-2010 10:12 AM

Replacement for GE TQL breaker
 
i have a 50 year old GE panel. the new GE THQL seems to fit but the hook on side with the wire screws sticks out more then the other breakers, has a few bryant br breakers already in there that seem to fit and look ok. is there a problem with putting the new cutler hammer br breakers in there? or as long as it fits is the ge breaker ok? ge panel says to use GE R, TQ or TQL.

frenchelectrican 10-25-2010 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bryan1282 (Post 522680)
i have a 50 year old GE panel. the new GE THQL seems to fit but the hook on side with the wire screws sticks out more then the other breakers, has a few bryant br breakers already in there that seem to fit and look ok. is there a problem with putting the new cutler hammer br breakers in there? or as long as it fits is the ge breaker ok? ge panel says to use GE R, TQ or TQL.

To keep it simple follow the listing on the breaker box panel show what type of breaker it can be allowed to be in there.

I know some of other manufacter breakers can fit in there but you will void the UL listing easy. unless it is classifed marking on it.

Merci.
Marc

bryan1282 10-26-2010 09:22 AM

i would like to do that but the breakers that are listed on the panel dont exist at lowes or home depot.

frenchelectrican 10-26-2010 10:21 AM

Are you talking about this one ??

http://www.aplussupply.com/break/ge/thql1.jpeg


Or

This one ??

http://www.aplussupply.com/break/ge/pics/Thqp120.jpg

The top one is full one inch breaker while the bottom one is half inch breaker

The bottom one is only used with if you have few half inch breakers installed with side hooks but much older load centre may not able to use the half inch breaker so if you did got half inch exchange that one to full one inch single pole or full size two inch double pole breaker.

Merci.
Marc

bryan1282 10-26-2010 10:51 AM

a 2 pole 30 amp is what i need, but the breaker type i need listed in the main panel is not at the store. so what am i supposed to use as a replacement? panel says GE type R, TR, or TQL, cant find those anywhere.

frenchelectrican 10-26-2010 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bryan1282 (Post 523242)
a 2 pole 30 amp is what i need, but the breaker type i need listed in the main panel is not at the store. so what am i supposed to use as a replacement? panel says GE type R, TR, or TQL, cant find those anywhere.

Get the THQL230 breaker this one will fit. see the photo below

http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...64012927lg.jpg

Merci,
Marc

bryan1282 10-27-2010 12:20 PM

sounds good to me! thanks for the help!


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