Can someone tell me how to describe the curcuit breaker?

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Old 03-02-09, 03:49 PM
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Can someone tell me how to describe the curcuit breaker?

The breaker is i think is Sq D. Roughly about 25 years old.

I will be getting the thing replaced within a month, but until then i wanted to replace one of the circuit breakers that has visible signs of wear.

I have not seen the type of breaker i need at home depot and dont really even know how to describe it. it is slim, has two lever/stitches on each.

The other 'twin' breakers seem to have switches next to each rather than at opposite ends like the one im describing. on each of the two switches it says 15... does that mean that each controls 15 amps or its a 30amp breaker?

So i need a .... help please.

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Old 03-02-09, 04:06 PM
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Looks like a Square D QO breaker to me. You may need to get a "regular" tandem breaker. I've seen those type at the supply house but not at HD. They'll have the tandems though.

It's 2- 15 amp circuits.
 
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Old 03-02-09, 08:26 PM
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Those twin breakers are no longer made.
If you want to replace them, you will need to find a supplier of refurbished or used breakers that handles them.
One note: They are worth almost as much as gold these days.
 
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Old 03-03-09, 08:28 AM
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The tandem breakers you see in the stores with the 2 handles top and bottom are the same functionally as the one in your photo.
 
 

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