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Old 08-02-14, 08:30 AM
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Siemens Q23050CT2 One 30-Amp One 50-Amp Double Pole Circuit Breaker:Amazon:Home Improvement

Would this be ok to use in a panel for two 240v circuits...one for 50a range and one for 30a hot water heater? What are your opinions of these quad 240v breakers?
 
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Old 08-02-14, 08:41 AM
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they work ...but you have extra heat buildup in a 2 in space. do you have 4 full size 1-pole 15 or 20 amp breakers that you could change out with thin ones. then you could use a full size 230 and 250 breaker. do your best to keep the larger breakers full size.
 
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Old 08-02-14, 09:02 AM
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I see these often in a cooktop/oven situation where they are split from a single stand alone installation. Never known of a failure, but heat could be a long range problem.
 
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Other thing is most of these Siemens panels have a 110 amp limit per stab when using tandem breakers. This puts 80 per stab so you can't put a 20 tandem on the other side.
 
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Would this be ok to use in a panel for two 240v circuits...one for 50a range and one for 30a hot water heater? What are your opinions of these quad 240v breakers?
These are not quad tandem breakers, just quad. Using the quad breaker in the link would be Ok if your panel is a Siemens and the panel will accept quads and tandems, not all Siemens panels will accept them.
 
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