I am a commercial/industrial electrician and only do residential for friends and family. My current brother in law project is changing a 125A GE with THQP breakers to 200A. None of the local distributors carry GE so I settled on a Murray 200A that uses type MH breakers because I was told the GE breakers could be used in the Murray panel. I am very sceptical about this and would never mix breakers in the areas that I normally work. My question- is this acceptable for residential? The old breakers are in good condition so I would like to use them.
Here in NYC the GE and Murray apnels are iterchangeable, except for the GE slimline type breakers. In fact a lot of supply houses are only carrying one or the other to lighten their stock. I believe that there was a buyout, but both lines will remain on the market to support the older products.
What is not acceptablt is to change only the panel without changing the meter pan and service entrance conductors to ones applicablt to the new amperage.
Re: panel change#666 02/27/0112:35 AM02/27/0112:35 AM