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Old 11-06-2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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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.

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like you need some of your southern friends to send you one

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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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.

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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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.

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #5
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Yep. I know they are like $60 for 30 amp and $80 for a 50 amp here in Indiana.

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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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!

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #7
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Well, yeah, but you're talking Canadian dollars. 250 Canadian is, like, $60-70, right?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:27 AM   #8
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well, yeah, but you're talking canadian dollars. 250 canadian is, like, $60-70, right? :d
1.00 usd = 0.991990 cad

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #9
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Careful, it may only be a technicality, but a US breaker panel probably won't be CSA approved.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:03 AM   #10
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I feel your pain. I had to go south of the border to find mine.

 
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