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Old 11-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Sub-panel 12/24 circuit SQ D vs. Cutler Hammer


Hi New to forum - got a bid from an electrician to replace my outdated sub panel. I was told when negotiating contract they would be using a Square D panel. Today when I went to see how my install was going they had put in a Eaton BR Cuttler Hammer panel.

When I questioned them they gave me a story about size of box.
Other than be annoyed about the bait & switch...Should I be concerned about the Cuttler Hammer panel? The reviews online are not nearly as good as the Sq. D panel.

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I would not worry about substituting a cutler hammer panel for a square D homeline.

If the job was bid for a Square D QO, you should either get what you paid for or some money back.

Were you paying attention to the difference between the Square D Homeline and the QO when reading those online reviews ?

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If you paid for Sq. D I would expect to get Sq. D, as far as width is concerned, they are usually 14.5", heights can vary depending….



With that said, its a panel, they are all UL listed and operate under the same testing… so they are all equal in that aspect.
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Square D Home line and Cutler Hammer BR are comparable panels. Square D QO is similar to the CH brown panels.
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poor business practice to do that without your consent... I would want what was quoted...imo ben sr
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I would side with Ben.Cost difference? What else did they shave off the job?
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Square D Home line and Cutler Hammer BR are comparable panels. Square D QO is similar to the CH brown panels.

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Thanks all! I am going to leave the CH panel in. I did let them know I did not appreciate them switching to another panel. I have not paid for all work yet. We'll see if he wants to create goodwill maybe we will knock some off his bill.
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at my local menards, the br panel is $10.50 cheaper than the homeline but the homeline panel is a 'value pack' panel that comes with two 20 amp, single-pole breakers. subtract the value of those and the contractor is only saving $3 or so by using the cutler hammer.

to each their own but i personally wouldn't worry about it or bring it up again.

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