Variety of Breaker Types

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Old 02-26-06, 09:38 PM
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Variety of Breaker Types

I have an older GE Breaker Box, and I just added a few more circuits. I brought one of the breakers like what was already in the box to Lowe's with me, and noticed it was slightly different than the GE breakers. The guy at Lowe's told me to definitely use the GE Type THQL they sell. When I installed this into the box, I noticed that it doesn't 'snap' in as tight as the ones that are in there, although once you put the panel cover on, it holds them in place just fine. Then I found on the panel label where it says use Type THQL, THHQL, or TXQL only (couldn't find that before). THQL is what I bought, so I suppose that's good even though it doesn't snap in as good. The breakers already in the box are varied. There is a few Type TB, a few Type GAB, and a few that I couldn't see the type.

Is this anything to be concerned about?

As is the trend here lately, here is a picture of my panel:

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7110/picture22op.jpg

The GE ones I just added are the two on the bottom left.
 
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Old 02-26-06, 10:51 PM
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Could you post a picture from half as far away?
The resolution is poor in the picture you posted.
 
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Here's a little better picture, but the resolution still isn't all that great:

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2695/picture14zv.jpg
 
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Decided to bump this because I'm going shopping tonight. Should I replace all these odd breakers with all GE THQL like I added, or is it necessary?

I noticed that the one that says type GAB is actually a GE breaker.
 
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Unless there is a problem with the existing breakers, there is no reason to replace them.
 
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