SquareD QO

ontariojerOctober 19, 2010

Anyone know about these? I hear they are favored among the under-informed, over-opinionated set.

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hexus

Hmm never heard of them, are they any good?

Maybe someone can bump every thread on here and let us know if they like them?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 11:00PM
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lbpod

I prefer Zinsco or Federal Pacific over Square D QO.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 9:51AM
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bus_driver

Where did you hear this? "I hear they are favored among the under-informed, over-opinionated set."

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 11:38AM
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Ron Natalie

Breakers? Breakers? Real protection is provided by fuses. Don't need any of that stinking NM either. K&T worked fine for me back in 19-diggity-2 and it works for me today.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 12:19PM
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ontariojer

"Where did you hear this?"

Careful observation of posts on this forum.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 3:35PM
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smithy123

lbpod, if you want a 100a fpe stablok panel circa 1959, you can buy me a 200a 40 space qo, the breakers, 50' 250 kcmil se cable, disconnect and metersocket. you can have the old bx se cable and everything else, but the disconnect i think is sqd.

ronnatalie, k& t would be safe if it had a ground wire and 90c jacket. it is less of a fire hazard when overloaded because it was supported by porcelain insulators. k&t is better se cable than triplex because of the insulators keeping the wires apart. my old stuff was actually copper.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 6:25PM
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Ron Natalie

Explain to me how a ground wire would improve the safety of K&T wiring?
Explain how 90C insulation would help when it installed properly.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 8:26PM
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smithy123

the ground would allow grounded recs. 90c wire wont dry or melt with the heat from the lights.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 8:37PM
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k27k

I agree with smithy123 a ground wire would protect you from groundfaults. I also think that SquareD is a very reliable product.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 8:47PM
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smithy123

Finally, someone that agrees with me!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 8:52PM
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k27k

GreenLee tools are a strong, and durable tool that will stay that way through many jobs.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 9:01PM
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brickeyee

"I agree with smithy123 a ground wire would protect you from groundfaults."

So would a GFCI device in the installation.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 9:04PM
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