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Can you put a 200amp main breaker in a 200amp main-lug cutler-hammer panel?

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No, not to code plus the expense would not justify , you can purchase the 200 amp panel with the main already installed cheaper than purchasing the 200 amp breaker in most cases and still meet the code check on a panel package called a home owners kit ge makes one square d , makes one either good quality , you get the 200 amp panel, several breakers such as 20 amp 50 amp 30 amp by far the best route for you

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