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Old 08-07-2017, 10:58 PM   #1
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do they only make them for the thqp line ? cant find any for thql. if not, why? doesnt really matter now already changed the small panel to a sqd. dont like ge anyway.
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They do not make THQL tandems anymore. They used to, and they are everywhere around here. I actually called GE about it, and they told me if the panel was that old and I needed a replacement tandem breaker 1" thick, it's time to sell the customer a new panel. That's great in the real world, where the panels are in clothes closets on interior walls, fed by heavy gauge NM and not easy pull-through conduit, and where they won't just call another electrician who will put a BR tandem cheater in its place.

The problem I've run into here that the BR cheater won't solve, is that GE didn't use full thickness buss stabs. In their split buss panels, the bottom stabs are made from thin material, stamped into an S shape. The old GE 1" thick tandems made 4 points of contact where the breaker connects to the buss, where a BR tandem has shorter "sockets" where it clamps onto the buss, and only makes two points of contact. PLUS, its the wrong brand anyway.
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Old 1" GE tandem is TR2020 for 20 amps. Selling for around $35 used on ebay. If I ever get a chance to grab some NOS ones, I'm going to snatch them up!
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Thanks Matt. I kinda figured it was something like that. Everything is built with replacement on mind
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