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Old 01-04-05, 01:58 AM
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From what I have read I can replace an older single pole 30 amp Cutler Hammer breaker taking up 2 inches of box space with the one below. This will allow room for another 15 amp 3/4 inch breaker in the box as long as I do not exceed the max allowed for the panel.

Is this correct? Am I missing something?

(1 Pole 30 Amp Circuit Breaker by Cutler Hammer
Circuit Breakers Plug-On - Single Pole - Type Ch 3/4`` Per Pole Amps=30 =
sku: 6066377 Factory: Cutler Hammer # CH130

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Old 01-04-05, 07:38 AM
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If the panel allows you to use "skinny" or half width breakers than it should be ok.
Old 01-04-05, 10:56 AM
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Is it really single pole?

I have never seen a single pole breaker that was two inches wide. How many conductors are terminated on that breaker? How many terminals for wires does that breaker have?
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Tom is right... 2" breakers are double-pole breakers used to supply 220V. Those you can't touch, you need to replace a single breaker (1" wide) with 2 half width (1/2" wide) breakers. I'm not that familiar with CH panels, so I'm not sure if your particular panel will accept these breakers.

What is the breaker in question supplying?
Old 01-04-05, 09:00 PM
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I checked closer and you are right it must be a 220v it goes to the electric range. I got out a flashlight and I think there is one 1/2 inch slot I can use if I need to.


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