Need Help On A GE Breaker Box Model #TM1615R

CJ2U2March 8, 2012

I am wanting to put in a 60 AMP 240 Volt 2 Pole Breaker in my box and at the bottom right I only have it looks like two spots open but not sure if a think breaker will work or if they make a Thin breaker for my box and if they do where do I buy it, I do not care if it is made by GE or someone else just so it would work. I have attached a couple pictures of my breaker box....

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It looks as though there's room for a thin 240V breaker, but it might not be permitted by the manufacturer. What model of panel is this? I can't see the amperage of the main breaker, but I'm concerned that you already have a 50A 2-pole breaker in this box. If the supply is 100A, you'll need to upgrade the supply. I'm also concerned about all of the handle ties in this box. It looks like they're all multiwire or 240V circuits, which is legal, but odd (at least in the USA). Or is this some kind of commercial installation (which is not for DIYers)?

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 5:41PM
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I missed the panel model in your post, sorry. As far as I can tell, GE doesn't make anything larger than a 50A breaker in the THQP (1/2") line of breakers. In the full-sized line, they make larger ampacity breakers, but you don't currently have enough room. You could possibly replace a couple of your full-sized 240V breakers with half-sized ones to make more room, but I'm still concerned about the supply feeding this load center.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 6:03PM
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Is that a ground wire connected to an ungrounded terminal ?

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 7:51PM
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Regarding the picture in the link below:

I believe, since these look like multiwire circuits, that you can't move everything up 1/2 of a space. That would put both legs of the circuit on the same phase and overload the neutral wire.

Here is a link that might be useful: breaker moving plan?

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 8:23AM
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