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Old 01-16-2024, 10:28 PM
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Depending on the meter charge that $800 main may be the cheaper option.

Especially times it by 10, 15, 20 years or how ever long you want to stay in this place.

Now if you want to run a business out of your shop, maybe a separate meter might make sense for tax purposes. Easier to split electricity usage.


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Dads buddy has offered me of of these for 100 each. I'll have to buy the front face part and breakers, but it sounds like a good deal. What do you guys think?

New in the box btw

Edit, 150each, they are 170 here new before tax.
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Price them around in your area and see what they are selling for and you will know if that is a good deal or not.
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Dads buddy has offered me wl2 of these for 100 each. I'll have to buy the front face part and breakers, but it sounds like a good deal. What do you guys think?

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Price them around in your area and see what they are selling for and you will know if that is a good deal or not.
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My question is the covers usually come with it. So make sure you can get just the cover that match up.

But yeah good price, assuming they do not rape you for just the cover, see the link.
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My gut is telling my NO since it is missing parts... Try Hab. for Hum. Thrift stores if any in your area
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That I believe is also a Square D panel. May help in the search for a front cover.


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$48.60 at home depot for the cover. The thing I really like is the wires terminate on the panel instead of the breaker. I can wire the whole thing and then go back and insert all the breakers. If a breaker goes bad you just swap it out, no wire to mess with. It also has a copper main, but that is less important to me. I think I've talked myself into it, Just want to make sure if someone here knew they were garbage first.
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$48.60 at home depot for the cover. The thing I really like is the wires terminate on the panel instead of the breaker. I can wire the whole thing and then go back and insert all the breakers. If a breaker goes bad you just swap it out, no wire to mess with. It also has a copper main, but that is less important to me. I think I've talked myself into it, Just want to make sure if someone here knew they were garbage first.
don't know anything about the panel.
I would assume there is at least two types of covers make sure to get the one for your type of installation. in the wall or on top of the wall.

price the breakers, you may find out they cost more than the panel when you get done with a total.
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$48.60 at home depot for the cover. The thing I really like is the wires terminate on the panel instead of the breaker. I can wire the whole thing and then go back and insert all the breakers. If a breaker goes bad you just swap it out, no wire to mess with. It also has a copper main, but that is less important to me. I think I've talked myself into it, Just want to make sure if someone here knew they were garbage first.

I am not familiar with that type with wires not wired to the breakers. So how new of type is it. How much are these breakers vs the old original ones. Is it worth the convenience. I assume they are a bit more. And how easy is it to get the breakers. And will this box still be supported (getting new breakers) 20 years from now?

For what it is worth, I have not had much trouble with breakers, and having to change them out because they go bad.


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Leviton, panels are rather new compared to everyone else, they are not interchangeable with other makes but what some people call "interchangeable" is absolutely against code & listing requirements, in the most common style of residential circuit breaker, the 1" wide plug in style, there is only one that is UL classified to be used in competitive makes, Eaton CL, which looks similar to Eaton BR, but is not the same, the CL also is more expensive. but Leviton started with a clean sheet of paper when they designed their loadcenters, one thing is the panel is made up before installing the circuit breakers which is unusual, but I still worry they will go the way of SQ D Trilliant, which was marketed for a while by SQ D, then went away leaving the used market as the only source of replacement breakers, just like Zinsco bolt on breakers, very expensive, because nobody makes UL classified replacements for them.
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