Wanted - Square D Homeline expert

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Old 12-03-05, 04:10 PM
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Wanted - Square D Homeline expert

Anyone here VERY familiar with the Square D Homeline panels and breakers?
 
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Old 12-03-05, 04:44 PM
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Yes



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Old 12-04-05, 08:59 AM
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lol....Speedy I think that is the shortest reply in your history....YES...lol I thought only us EXPERTS deal with QO in the Square D Line..thehehehe...NO really...Ask away Mathey......we are here to help.
 
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Old 12-04-05, 03:31 PM
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Well, I think this may be a touchy subject but here goes...

I have two subpanels in my house and apparently neither one can take tandem breakers, however, the electrician who originally wired my house modified a tandem breaker to fit one of the panels by removing a small bit of plastic where it snaps in. Is there any reason why this is unsafe? In other words, SquareD has two models of panels almost identical, one can take tandem breakers and one cannot. Is there any other difference between the two that I'm not understanding? I'd like to use these "tweaked" breakers on another panel, but am unsure if there is are safety concerns I should be aware of

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Old 12-04-05, 03:48 PM
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I can't honestly say it is very unsafe to use these breakers. It is illegal though. You cannot modify a breaker to fit a panel. In fact the breaker must be listed to fit in, not just physically fit.

The difference in the panels is the breaker space and circuit rating.
For instance, a 100 amp panel may be a 20/20, or 16/16. This is where the number of spaces equals the number of circuits. NO twins allowed.

Then there is the 16/24, 20/24, etc. These are panels that will accept twins.
A 20/24 will accept twins in the bottom four spaces so it is called a 20 space, 24 circuit panel.

Other than that there is no real difference.
 
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