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    Please help with the model of this GE feeder breaker

    Hello All,
    I'm trying to buy a GE 60A 2 pole breaker that fits this existing residential 240/120V 100A single phase 3 wire panel (some circuit rearrangement will be made to make room for the 60A feeder breaker, and I already did the load calculations for the main panel).
    Thanks a lot.
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    Would this residential Q line breaker work?
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Q-Lin...2160/100676698

    Amazon has this thin one but only 50A (it seems to me in the FAQ says they don't have/make the 60A thin version).
    https://www.amazon.com/General-Elect..._&dpSrc=detail
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    I think your picture is showing a Zinsco panel and breakers, not General Electric. Could be wrong though.
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ID:	20360It's GE per the enclosure
    Also where could I buy the 20A tandem breaker?
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    Don't know why the cover would be GE but that is definitely a Zinsco panel. GE breakers will not fit. You need Zinsco breakers.
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    Ge/Sylvania as well as Challenger used those breakers. I think that is a piggy back unit.


    Oh it also looks like there is no main breaker and thus too many handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierrasparky View Post
    Ge/Sylvania as well as Challenger used those breakers. I think that is a piggy back unit.


    Oh it also looks like there is no main breaker and thus too many handles.
    It was GTE Sylvania, not GE, but that is a very early Zinsco panel that is well past it's prime.

    GTE bought Zinsco Electrical Products in 1973, & rebranded them as Sylvania.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcal View Post
    It was GTE Sylvania, not GE, but that is a very early Zinsco panel that is well past it's prime.

    GTE bought Zinsco Electrical Products in 1973, & rebranded them as Sylvania.
    correct, but have no idea why the cover on OP's panel has raised lettering that says "General Electric" - look hard at the picture it is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    correct, but have no idea why the cover on OP's panel has raised lettering that says "General Electric" - look hard at the picture it is there.
    After looking at it again, someone needed a new cover for the Zinsco, so they beat a GE cover flat. Handyhack strikes again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcal View Post
    After looking at it again, someone needed a new cover for the Zinsco, so they beat a GE cover flat. Handyhack strikes again.
    Yes. That is exactly what the photos show. Zinsco breakers on a Zinsco bus. The "General Electric" on the cover can't change the fact of the guts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norcal View Post
    After looking at it again, someone needed a new cover for the Zinsco, so they beat a GE cover flat. Handyhack strikes again.
    Nice catch. Yep, you can see where the corners of the cover used to be.
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