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I have a 100amp Gould panel (relevant bits from the label):

GQF20MB - I-T-E Indoor Loadcenter

Use only I-T-E Type EQ-P Circuit Breakers

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Since Gould is no longer made under that name, I've gone internet searching, and it appears that Siemens Type QP is a suitable replacement. Since I found this info on <random website> and I have more confidence in the folks I "know" here, I'd like to confirm that this is a suitable replacement, and if not, what I should be looking for instead.

I need to install a 15a breaker to replace a 20a breaker that some eager but dumb kid installed on 14/2 wire 30 years ago when the internet wasn't around to answer all his questions.

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Siemens has 2 lineages of panel: The ex-Murray line and the ex-ITE line. Yours is the latter.

I believe the QPs are indeed the right ones. A Siemens dealer (electrical supply house) could cross-check it in their book to be sure. Or I have a feeling ThreePhaseEel will be along momentarily to same effect :)

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  • I'm fairly sure that Siemens QP is correct, but sadly don't have a solid source to back that (too bad JRaef doesn't have a copy of the letter laying around, best I can tell at least...) – ThreePhaseEel Dec 1 '20 at 5:24
  • Thank you both (@ThreePhaseEel). Guess I'll have to take the advice I give and call someone other that <big box store>. :) – FreeMan Dec 1 '20 at 13:11

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