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    I cannot remember and I do not have one in front of me. Will a GE THQP slim (2-pole) breaker fit in this space straddling the black tab ? I think I remember that the black tab prevents the breaker from fitting, but I cannot recall. Thanks.
    Last edited by rich000; 01-12-10, 05:12 PM.

    #2
    Originally posted by rich000 View Post
    I cannot remember and I do not have one in front of me. Will a GE THQP slim (2-pole) breaker fit in this space straddling the black tab ? I think I remember that the black tab prevents the breaker from fitting, but I cannot recall. Thanks.
    Yes it will.

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      #3
      yep. the thin breaker will fit in that location. you Can see that the bus has a rails for a full size breaker and smaller rails for the thin breakers.

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        #4
        Absolutely will. Look at the cases. The 1-poles, the slim half-sizes, and the 2-poles all have a relief in the case.

        This bus is made for them. That's what the little cross-arms on the stabs are for.
        Master Electrician
        Electrical Contractor
        Richmond, VA

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          #5
          Thanks all. I knew about the cross arms, it was the black plastic sticking up between the stabs that I was concerned about. I didn't have a breaker to look at on the truck. I rarely use a 2 pole slim.

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            #6
            Maybe I'm looking at the wrong tab, but I would say no. If you put that slimline 2 pole breaker over that little black tab you would not get 240 volts. When I say slimline I'm thing a 2 pole breaker that is a total of 1" wide. To get 240 you have to stab in over both busbars.

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              #7
              I have, over time, come to the conclusion that the GE THQP was designed by Satan himself. Nothing like being forced into solving a jigsaw puzzle to reorganize circuits in a panel.

              I'm pretty sure that a 240V breaker will fit over slots 2B/4A. Depending on the panel, you may need a couple spare breakers to fill the half-inch slots on 2A and 4B.
              Last edited by George Stolz; 01-13-10, 09:39 AM. Reason: Goofed

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                #8
                Originally posted by frankft2000 View Post
                When I say slimline I'm thing a 2 pole breaker that is a total of 1" wide. To get 240 you have to stab in over both busbars.
                Unlike tandem breakers, each side of the GE (and FP) 2-pole slim breaker does contact the other busbar. That leaves a space for a slim 1-p or one half of the next 2-p slim.
                Master Electrician
                Electrical Contractor
                Richmond, VA

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by George Stolz View Post
                  I have, over time, come to the conclusion that the GE THQP was designed by Satan himself. Nothing like being forced into solving a jigsaw puzzle to reorganize circuits in a panel.
                  It's not that complicated. :confused:

                  I'm pretty sure that a 240V breaker will fit over slots 2B/4A. Depending on the panel, you may need a couple spare breakers to fill the half-inch slots on 2A and 4B.
                  GE also has 1/2" fillers for that.



                  In fact, I've used 1" and 1/2" fillers in CH and QO panels instead of the much-more-expensive brand-specific ones.
                  Master Electrician
                  Electrical Contractor
                  Richmond, VA

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                    #10
                    The good thing about the GE design is how difficult it is to use an improper breaker. You really need to hack the wrong breaker to get them in.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
                      It's not that complicated. :confused:
                      It depends on the application. In the past, I have come up against a panel that had an exceptional number of tandems in it. I don't remember the specifics, but I remember a fair amount of cursing and circuit shuffling that would not have been necessary with other brands.

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                        #12
                        Shoulda called me.
                        Master Electrician
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                        Richmond, VA

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                          #13
                          It wouldn't have helped a bit, but I probably would have enjoyed the diversion.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by George Stolz View Post
                            It depends on the application. In the past, I have come up against a panel that had an exceptional number of tandems in it. I don't remember the specifics, but I remember a fair amount of cursing and circuit shuffling that would not have been necessary with other brands.
                            I would call it flexibility that you don't get with other brands.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by George Stolz View Post
                              It wouldn't have helped a bit, but I probably would have enjoyed the diversion.
                              Hey, that's what we're here for. :grin:
                              Master Electrician
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                              Richmond, VA

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