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Old 01-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Cheap 30 amp GFI breaker

I've been scouring ebay my ebiab build, and noticed this listing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sq-D-Circuit-Breaker-BOLT-30A-240V-QOB-GFI-Test-/270332223361?pt=BI_Circuit_Breakers_Transformers&h ash=item3ef10e5f81#ht_500wt_1361

I have no relationship to the seller, but it seemed like a good deal for a used 30amp GFI breaker. Obvious your panel has to accept Square D breakers (which mine does).

Any additional benefits to using the Spa Panel versus this breaker and running it straight to an outlet?

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Additional benefit: in-sight disconnecting means.

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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I guess I should clarify, I brew in my garage. Since my panel is in the garage the Spa panel would be only a few feet from the main panel.

Seems cheaper than a spa panel and a new 30 amp breaker. Should I be concerned about buying a used breaker at all?

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Just make sure your box accepts the QOB style bolt on Square D breaker. I know that my SD does not accept that style of breaker.

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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Is that an equipment GFI or Personel GFI. The tripping amount is different and the GFI for equipment is not intended for personal protection.

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This is what I use on my Kal Clone. Works well and provides the safety needed with a 30 amp system. No different then the way a hot tub GFI is used.

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