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    Looking for some help with purchasing a breaker

    Here's the deal, I'm looking to find out if I can purchase a Murray breaker with a slightly different landing spot than what they sell at my local Lowe's.

    The breaker I want is similar to a MP23020, but I need the teeth to be slightly different. The ones they sell locally have the shallow teeth for snapping into the bus and the panel I'm working on requires the longer, or deeper, teeth. Any help would be much appreciated, many thanks.

    20A single pole
    30A double pole tied to the one below it
    30A double pole tied to the one above it
    20A single pole

    These are the tandem type breakers, so I'm looking to slot four positions into two normal sized spots, if that makes any sense.

    #2
    What is the model number of your panel, or the model numbers of some of the proper breakers already in it?

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      #3
      If, by 'teeth', you're referring to the depth of the slot in the breaker for the bus bar to slip into, my guess is you're looking for a tandem breaker with shallow slots to prevent it from being installed onto bus bars that don't have a corresponding notch in them. This is a rejection method, and should tell you you can't be putting tandems in that panel.

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        #4
        Originally posted by 480sparky View Post
        If, by 'teeth', you're referring to the depth of the slot in the breaker for the bus bar to slip into, my guess is you're looking for a tandem breaker with shallow slots to prevent it from being installed onto bus bars that don't have a corresponding notch in them. This is a rejection method, and should tell you you can't be putting tandems in that panel.
        Or at least not in that bus position in the panel.

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          #5
          Originally posted by 480sparky View Post
          If, by 'teeth', you're referring to the depth of the slot in the breaker for the bus bar to slip into, my guess is you're looking for a tandem breaker with shallow slots to prevent it from being installed onto bus bars that don't have a corresponding notch in them.
          Sounds to me like that's what he has, and wants the style with the deep slot to fit the non-notched stabs.

          This is a rejection method, and should tell you you can't be putting tandems in that panel.
          That I agree with. And, with apologies to the OP despite his user name if I'm wrong, it smells slightly DIY.
          Master Electrician
          Electrical Contractor
          Richmond, VA

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            #6
            Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
            ........And, with apologies to the OP despite his user name if I'm wrong, it smells slightly DIY.
            Occupation: wannabe electricain

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              #7
              A Siemens Q23020CT2NC is what you want. But as been pointed out, may not be legit to use in the panel.

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