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Old 05-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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I have a 87 fleetwood mobile home with a 100 amp service with Crouse Hinds circuit breakers. I would like to replace the entire panel with something more available and easier to find. Do you have any suggestions. My name is Mike at antique_gambler@yahoo.com

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homline panels by square D they are readily available at all box stores

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I like Square D panels also, but I would go with QO instead of Homline. It's only slightly more expensive, but the breakers have a bright orange trip indicator. Takes all the guesswork of figuring out what circuit tripped. Very easy to find at any big box store.

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SqD products like HOMEline or QO is good and the other items I like to use is CutterHammer CH series ( 3/4 inch breakers ) or BR series (1 inch breakers ) both are aviable in big box store without issue.

I know you mention mobile home so you will have to go couple step further.

A ) you will have to get ground bussbar due some of the panels will not have them so get them they are useally about 10 Euros ( Dollars ) or so

B) Make sure you have 4 conductor cable or in conduit from the meter pedestal if not you will have to replace that to meet the codes.

The 24 space panel is common but you can get big as 30 space panel for little more cost but you will have more room to install the breakers.

GE panels that something I don't useally speak very much about them I know they can be good but the half inch breakers it can get ya by suprise if not watching out the 240 volt circuits if used on them ( if you do get the GE panel let us know there is a extra item I will mention in little bit if you request it.)

If you have alum main conductor make sure you get small bottle of Noxy ( sometime called monkey goop or other names ) that will prevent the alum conductor get oxyiated.

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