Adding Circuit Breakers

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Old 02-18-10, 09:06 AM
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Adding Circuit Breakers

I have a GE Breaker Panel TM4020C. All the breaker slots have been used and I now have need to add addition circuits. This panel uses 1" breakers and the GE type QP breaker which is 1/2" will not work in this panel. Is there a 1/2 (piggy back) breaker that fits this panel? If not is there another solution?

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Old 02-18-10, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by chajames View Post
I have a GE Breaker Panel TM4020C. All the breaker slots have been used and I now have need to add addition circuits. This panel uses 1" breakers and the GE type QP breaker which is 1/2" will not work in this panel. Is there a 1/2 (piggy back) breaker that fits this panel? If not is there another solution?

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Not sure about the breakers. But if they did make a piggy back it would be pricy as most tandem breakers are. I would just add a subpanel. Probably the easiest thing to do and relativly inexpensive.
 
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Old 02-18-10, 01:31 PM
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Looking at your catalog number I want to say it is a 20 space, 40 circuit panel. Can you see what breakers are approved for this panel on the label? Do you see THQP anywhere?
 
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Originally Posted by chajames View Post
I have a GE Breaker Panel TM4020C. All the breaker slots have been used and I now have need to add addition circuits. This panel uses 1" breakers and the GE type QP breaker which is 1/2" will not work in this panel. Is there a 1/2 (piggy back) breaker that fits this panel? If not is there another solution?

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You probably mean type THQP and not QP. As was mentioned, check the label, it is usually on the inside of the door. There should be a section which lists breakers that are U.L. Listed to be installed in this panel. For example, I would imagine it lists types THQL, TQL, THQP, etc. I also believe this is a 20 space, 40 circuit panel. GE doesn't make a tandem breaker, but uses the type THQP thin breakers instead.
 
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