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Old 03-23-2020, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Main Breaker for SqD QO-16M panel needed

An ideas where to get this obsolete 100 amp breaker?
New or used
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:24 AM   #2
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At the breaker store.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:10 PM   #3
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An ideas where to get this obsolete 100 amp breaker?
New or used
A qo2100 with a breaker tie down. Or quit being a cheap assed slumlord and have an electrician replace the panel.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:41 PM   #4
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This one??


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Thanks, but no.
It's the really old type that goes all the way across both sides of the panel. The handle appears through the front cover only on one side, above the distribution breakers on the same side.
Service wires connect only on the side like distribution breakers.
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At the breaker store.
What store carries these obsolete breakers?
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A qo2100 with a breaker tie down. Or quit being a cheap assed slumlord and have an electrician replace the panel.
Thought of QO2100. Will try but don't think it will pass inspection.


What 'cheap assed slumlord'? I'm the Electrician (aren't we all here?) trying to avoid a huge bill for two retired women living on fixed income. If I find the breaker the job is safe and no waste of working equipment.

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I agree, sbrn33 is so rude.
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I agree, sbrn33 is so rude.
Did he call him a crack head? Wait...some people that's the same thing.
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QO2100. you may be able to cobble together a hold down for it. That breaker was way more than a new panel if it is even available any more.
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Google "Square D type Q1". There seems to be plenty available.
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Thanks, but no.
It's the really old type that goes all the way across both sides of the panel. The handle appears through the front cover only on one side, above the distribution breakers on the same side.
Service wires connect only on the side like distribution breakers.
I have a milk crate full of those.
They take up both sides of the bus.
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Google "Square D type Q1". There seems to be plenty available.
Thanks
Couldn't get the breaker out to find the model #

Type Q1 Q frame Square D Circuit Breakers Categories
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I have a milk crate full of those.
They take up both sides of the bus.
Where are you located?
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Where are you located?
Sorry, I see it's Florida.
Can you ship to Canada?
Cost?
New? Used?
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Sorry, I see it's Florida.
Can you ship to Canada?
Cost?
New? Used?
Ill post a pic tomorrow.
Make sure its what you need.
if it looks good. 4 rolls of 2-ply Tp will seal the deal.
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Hydro will want a permit I have a couple used ones that i try and keep for emergency repair until i can do a panel swap

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Thanks, but no.
It's the really old type that goes all the way across both sides of the panel. The handle appears through the front cover only on one side, above the distribution breakers on the same side.
Service wires connect only on the side like distribution breakers.
That sounds like the QO breakers that used 4 spaces. At some point, Square D was unable to make a 100 amp breaker that worked in two spaces, so they made them span 4. I bet this breaker can be replaced by a regular QO.
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From time to time we replace breaker panels. I save the mains if in good condition. They came in three forms. Both lugs on one end, one on each end conductor vertical, one on each end conductor horizontal. I have at least one of each style on hand.

In most cases these panels are 11-1/2" wide. They won't easily accept AFCI breakers.
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