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I tried to replace my 15 amp 2 pole breaker with a new 20 amp 2 pole breaker from lowes old breaker has metal clip where as the new on is plastic and it doesn't seem to fit didn't want to beat it into place. new one seems to be 1/8 of a inch to long .

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Probably picked up wrong breaker for panel put then side by side for comparison if not same return get correct one

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I am installing a 330A 220v QO in my sub panel in the garage. Does the top clips have to connect to the metal strips on top. I noticed the opening on the end just has a plastic peg.


A Square D QOABB is a QO style circuit breaker, as determined by the "QO". A represents the number of poles; and can be 1, 2 or 3. This number also represent the number of spaces it requires in the panel (NOT the cover). "BB" represents the Amp rating of the handle. Common values are 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and beyond. A Square D QO3100 (3Pole 100A) is pictured below:

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A Square D QOTXXYY is a tandem circuit breaker. "T" represents Tandem. "XX" is the amp rating of one handle and "YY" is the amp rating of the second handle. It occupies one singe slot in the panel (again, NOT the cover). It look like this QOT2020 (A single pole breaker with tandem 20 amp handles) below:
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The clip under terminal screws engages the panel's "rail", and the other clip(s) must engage the panel's powered bus or "metal" strips as you called them. If you are installing a QO230, BOTH clips MUST engage. If only one engages, you will only have 120 Volts to ground, and may not be able to put the panel cover on.

I hope this helps and good luck!

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My Sylvania - ground fault 15 amp breaker (32740) is tripping with minutes of reseting. It is for 3 washrooms & hallway & is 30 years old .....does or can it loose its life span? What is the cost...


A circuit breaker can go bad, but usually not in the way that you describe. That's not to say that it can't happen, but just not typical. GTE Sylvania breakers were once popular - I installed quite a few GTE / Sylvania electrical panels in homes in the late 80's. You may have trouble finding replacements; do not put an breaker that "fits" into the panel, unless the breaker is designed for use in the panel you have.

The first thing to do is determine the source of the problem. The breaker will trip, but not indicate if it was the result of a heavy electrical load or a ground fault condition. A 15 amp circuit breaker is designed to carry up to 12 amps continuously. The greater the load, the more quickly it will trip. it may carry a 14.5 amp load for several minutes to an hour before tripping, and a 20 amp load may be carried a second or two. GFI breakers are designed to carry 5 thousandths (.005) of an amp (or 5 milliamps) to ground, or the 12+ amps to neutral before they trip.

The way I would attack the problem is to install a new GFI outlet in front of the old wiring, by "inserting it" between the panel and the other plugs and lights, switches, etc on that circuit. The GFI outlet will provide the same GFI protection that the circuit breaker provided at a fraction of the cost.

Turn off the old GFI breaker, and remove it completely. Install a new, standard (non-GFI) single pole 15 amp circuit breaker in its place. Completely remove from the panel the cable that the old GFI breaker fed. Buy a new electrical outlet box (surface or flush mount as desired) that is large enough and deep enough for a GFI plug and 2 cables (if surface mount, use a 4" square deep box and appropriate cover - or if flush mounting use a deep plastic / fiber single gang box). It will be installed in a place close to the panel, but where the old cable will be able to reach inside. Bring the old cable removed from the panel into the new box. Run a new cable that has the same number and size wires from the panel into the new box, too. Connect the circuit neutral and circuit ground to the neutral and ground bars in the panel (they are probably the same bar) and the hot wire to the circuit breaker. make sure that the circuit breaker is OFF. Twist the two ground wires together and combine an 8 inch length of bare or green insulated wire with them in a wirenut.

Next, wire a new GFI plug in the new box. Connect the green wire from the wirenut to the green terminal of the GFI outlet.

Connect the plug's LINE terminals to the neutral and hot wires in the cable that you ran from the panel to the outlet box.

Now, connect the GFI plug's LOAD terminals to the neutral and hot wires in the cable that you removed from the panel and reinstalled into the new outlet box.

Secure the GFI outlet into the box and install the cover. Cover the electrical panel.

Power up and test. if the GFI trips, there's a ground fault in the circuit. If the circuit breaker trips, the circuit is overloaded.

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I have an ITE breaker panel (G2020MB1100) with Q115 breakers, but need to add a 15 amp circuit. Will a Q1515NC fit into one of the Q115 slots?


Yes they will fit. They are both a single pole breaker. Turn the breakers over. They should look the same and snap into a single slot in the panel the same.

Not sure what you mean by No Clip? A Square D QO Breaker has a metal clip that snaps into the panel on the breaker mount and one on the Bus Bar.

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Keep tripping breakers can i just remove the 15 amp breaker and replace it with a 20 amp ??


I would not go to larger breaker size until I knew why 15 amp breaker is trippingIf you find out that 15 amp breaker is tripping because it is being overloaded or that breaker is getting weak. Then I would replace breaker with the same size because they may have wired some with 14-2 wire instead 12-2, I would not feel comfortable pulling 20 amps, on 14-2 wire. That is my suggestion for what it's worth. Thank you.

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What braker for 240 volts 500 watts 2-1 amps


if you are running a new circuit for this one heater than a simple 2-pole 15 amp breaker will do fine, it is also acceptable to use a 2-pole 20 amp breaker, as long as you are in the united states. since you have such a small unit you can put 7 of these heaters on one 20 amp breaker.

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I need to buy a 20/20 Amp Bulldog breaker for a dryer and any installation tipes


Most electrical dryers are 220 volt. They usually require at least a two pole 30 amp circuit with #10 wire. The breakers you need can be found at most hardware and buidling type stores, Ace , Home depot, Lowes.
Yes they would have the 20/20 breaker also.

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GFI on cord trips out.


Probable cause is a single pole gfi opposed to a double pole gfi.
* Do not use a single pole GFCI ON A MULTI WIRE CIRCUIT, IT WILL NUISANCE TRIP IMMEDIATELY
Use a two pole GFCI circuit breaker on such circuits.

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Looking for 2 15amp single pole pushmatic circuit breakers.


A Google search for "15 amp pushmatic" turned up several links. Here's one for a retailer with new ones and an eBay store with cheaper prices (maybe pullouts):

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Did you also check the big-box stores like Home Depot or Lowe's or electric suppliers in your area?

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