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Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69025 08/25/06 03:41 PM
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Checked my supplier, $960 fr.Calif. to Pa. (CH has a similar unit that starts #CMMB...)

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Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69026 08/25/06 07:55 PM
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I know in 50 years I'll be able to find breakers at a reasonable cost.

It might be a totally different ball game then. We may not even have circuit breakers as we know them today.

30 years ago I thought FPE Stabloks, and Zinscos were going to be around forever.


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Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69027 08/25/06 11:04 PM
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"30 years ago I thought FPE Stabloks, and Zinscos were going to be around forever"

From the number still out there they probably will be! [Linked Image]

Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69028 08/25/06 11:05 PM
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OK,

I've been delving more and more into the operations side of a friends contracting business. We have decided to work together, me utilizing my estimating and sales skills and knowledge of installation, and his skills in troubleshooting and commercial industrial installations.

I am trying to set myself further apart from the competitors... So, could you explain to me again, why the Cutler Hammer panels are better...

I understand the copper bus bar, is there a differnece in the breakers, anything else that I should know? And overall, on average how do the costs compare for say a BR to CH... I admit, I've always worked with the BR series... I know, bad me... [Linked Image] Just the contractors that I have worked with have never really looked into it... they use what they always used.

Can you guys give me more information, so that I can better upsell the customer? And, Les, Sorry, I know that you did explain some of this to me a while back, but I have forgotten.

Thanks,
Glen

Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69029 08/26/06 11:54 AM
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When a CH breaker trips the handle goes all the way to the off position, not in the middle like the BR and siemens. It just makes it easer for the homeowner to tell if it is tripped

Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69030 08/26/06 12:03 PM
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You get more full-size breakers in a comparable amount of space.

Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69031 08/27/06 05:02 PM
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CH breakers are also listed for two wires.

Eric

Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69032 08/27/06 09:36 PM
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For what it's worth, I've changed out my fair share of CH style resi panels, usually ater the main decided to self destruct. (see here for one of em). I think I also remember there was a metal bar that people would remove to get twin breakers inside the thing.

The supply house I typically use is a big Cutler Hammer supplier, but not for resi stuff... I'll ask how much just for the heck of it [Linked Image]

Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69033 08/27/06 11:16 PM
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I've always heard that QO has the best reputation.


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Re: C-H CH Panel Value? #69034 08/27/06 11:25 PM
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Thanks for the info guys.

I've also heard that CH makes a retrofit panel with splitter type connections in the corners, for wires that are too short from the old panel.

Has anyone ever tried them? Or know how they work?

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