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Old 07-21-03, 07:12 PM
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panel brand

A while ago I asked you all for advice on a panal brands as I was about to hire our service upgrade. The resounding conclusion was Square D QO.

So I hired a reputable company and asked during the estimate which panel they would install and got back Square D QO. Instead of course, they installed a Cutler Hammer BR panel.

Is there a significant difference between the two? The panel brand was not listed in the estimate, so recourse is unlikely.
 
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Old 07-21-03, 09:19 PM
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The BR is a way bunch cheaper, thats why they used it. It will work fine, just some different features is all.
 
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Old 07-22-03, 08:48 AM
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This should just be a reminder to everybody to get all of the job specs listed in writing anytime you are having a contractor perform work for you.

The CH panel will do the job fine. Think of it as the difference between a Buick and a Cadillac. They both work, but the Caddy has a few more features, and costs more too.
 
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Old 07-22-03, 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I guess I'm driving a Buick for now.
 
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Old 07-22-03, 07:51 PM
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you could always request an upgrade. I just bought the top of the line GE box 200A 40space with 6 breakers (contractor kit) for only $130! Even if this unit is twice the price of the CH unit, it is a small percentage of the entire $1200 (Est.) price of a service upgrade. The upcharge is minimal, get what you want!
 
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Old 07-23-03, 06:14 AM
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Sounds like the job has already been done. Seems unlikely that the contractor who didn't install the product agreed upon in the first place, would be willing to re-do the work. Besides, unless he is going to replace it with a QO panel, I don't think it is even worth changing.
 
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Old 07-23-03, 07:43 PM
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Oops! I didn't read the post clearly enough and thought that they had yet to install it. Sorry, maybe you could get a small refund of the price?
 
 

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