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Old 11-21-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-...0053&langId=-1

I can't believe they sell these.

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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For us lay people, could you elaborate please?

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Why is it so hard to believe? Any electrical supply house sells them also.

Here is the Grainger's catalog

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...n_dim_search=1
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For us lay people, could you elaborate please?

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Why is it so hard to believe? Any electrical supply house sells them also.

Here is the Grainger's catalog

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...n_dim_search=1
I agree.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #6
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I agree.
Ok I guess I can believe it, but why? even if these breakers are mfg'd by different company and the mechanical issues within the breaker have been resolved, it's still the same crappy stab-loc system. At those prices though, a couple replacement breakers could buy you a whole new panel.
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Ok I guess I can believe it, but why? even if these breakers are mfg'd by different company and the mechanical issues within the breaker have been resolved, it's still the same crappy stab-loc system. At those prices though, a couple replacement breakers could buy you a whole new panel.
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but did they remedy the problems?

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ANSI Certified : No
Amps : 20 A
Assembled Depth (in.) : 3.36 in
Assembled Height (in.) : 2.55 in
Assembled Width (in.) : 1.0 in
CSA Listed : No
ETL Safety Listed : Yes
Electrical Product Type : Breaker
Energy Star Compliant : No
Item Package Type : Cardboard Container
Item Weight : 0.29 lb
Manufacturer Warranty : 1 Year
Maximum Amperage (amps) : 20 A
Maximum Voltage : 120 V
Maximum Wire Size : 6
No CSA listing. No UL listing. I don't know who ETL is and where or if they are recognized by anybody, let alone the NEC.
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ETL, UL etc info :
Looks ETL is just a testing lab

http://www.crownaudio.com/amp_htm/ce...ertifmarks.htm

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