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annoyingrob 11-06-2012 03:47 AM

So where are all of these cheap spa panels in Canada?
 
I hear everyone talking about walking down to Home Depot, and picking spa panels up for like 60 bucks down in the states. Well, up here in Canada, all of the big box stores sell them for several hundred. $250 is a pretty average price for a 50A panel. Is there some secret source of reasonably priced spa panels up north? The cheapest I've found is to just buy them off ebay for about $150 shipped.

Garyr2973 11-06-2012 05:31 AM

Sounds like you need some of your southern friends to send you one

Fishdisease 11-06-2012 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by annoyingrob (Post 4562540)
I hear everyone talking about walking down to Home Depot, and picking spa panels up for like 60 bucks down in the states. Well, up here in Canada, all of the big box stores sell them for several hundred. $250 is a pretty average price for a 50A panel. Is there some secret source of reasonably priced spa panels up north? The cheapest I've found is to just buy them off ebay for about $150 shipped.

I'm in Halifax and I ended up just going with a 30A GCFI breaker from Harris-Roome. The breaker cost me $175 and the cheapest spa panel I could find was $180. There were several places that I found cheaper ones south of the border, but when you factored in shipping and duty it always came out more expensive. I just sucked it up and decided that going electric ain't cheap.

annoyingrob 11-06-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Garyr2973
Sounds like you need some of your southern friends to send you one

Now that you mention it, I have a friend coming up next month. I should get him to bring one up.

Garyr2973 11-06-2012 01:23 PM

Yep. I know they are like $60 for 30 amp and $80 for a 50 amp here in Indiana.

annoyingrob 11-06-2012 08:53 PM

I just looked, and 50a panels are $55 down in Phoenix. My friend is buying one this week to bring up to me.

Hopefully I can get my e-keggle put together and get some brewing going on in the winter!

Cromwell 11-06-2012 09:06 PM

Well, yeah, but you're talking Canadian dollars. 250 Canadian is, like, $60-70, right? :D

aquenne 11-07-2012 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by cromwell (Post 4564525)
well, yeah, but you're talking canadian dollars. 250 canadian is, like, $60-70, right? :d

1.00 usd = 0.991990 cad :)

sasky7777 11-07-2012 02:29 AM

Careful, it may only be a technicality, but a US breaker panel probably won't be CSA approved.

ryan_george 11-08-2012 12:03 AM

I feel your pain. I had to go south of the border to find mine.


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