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Old 01-16-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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This website has Siemens 2-pole gfi breakers for $32 NIB... that can't be right. Anyone have experience with this company? Is there some condition where I have to buy 5000 pieces at a time, is shipping $100?

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Old 01-16-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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With shipping my total is $43.42...

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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With shipping my total is $43.42...
Make sure it fits your breaker box. This is the reason most folks use the spa panel. Well that and having the reset in the room/area where the brewing is taking place.
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Breakers in my box are Siemens type QP, this one is QPF. I am assuming the "F" is for GFI and that this will fit. I can't find a type QP that is GFI.

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You are correct the F designates that it is a GFI breaker. QP is the breaker design. That design was standardized and used by many different manufacturers since at least the early 70's. That breaker will fit Square D Homeline series, some Cutler Hammer, Siemens ITE, Challenger, GE, Sylvania, Westinghouse, and Bryant panels. There might be more that I can't remember.

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I have seen this breaker, too. Is it a viable option?

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I'm wondering if they have one for my panel. But I'll be damned if I can figure out what "type" of breaker I have. All I know is that it's made by square D.

*EDIT* Nevermind, I found it. It's type HOM.

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So this breaker will fit... that's a huge relief! My other question would be about the use of a spa panel. I don't know how long I'll be in my current home and would like to have all of my equipment transferable to wherever I live. For a few dollars more ($50 spa panel and $10 non-gfi breaker) I can be ensured that this rig will only need a $10 breaker instead of $80 gfi in the future. Who uses what method and what are the pros and cons?

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Spa panel is easier and more economical because if you move to a house with an older electrical panel you may not be able to find a reasonably priced GFI if you can find one at all. I would personally put a standard breaker in the main panel and the GFI on or near the sculpture that way when it trips it's easier to get to.

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I looked in my breaker box and thought the breakers said "type: OP"
Could that be right - is there an OP and a QP? Are they the same thing/compatible?

Or are they different or maybe I need to take another look at them?

Thanks for any info - house was built in 1997 if that helps.

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