I went to Lowes, where I bought my GE box a few months ago, to pick up a 20a
240v breaker. They didn't have any. (well, actually they had some half
size 240v breakers, but I couldn't get them to fit a panel they had
there...). I thought about buying two 20a breakers and putting a nail
between them, but then saw that the Square D Hom breakers were the same
configuration as the GE.
I bought one and it is actually a better fit than the GE breakers.
I know it voids the warranty, can possibly remove the UL approval, and poses
grave harm to home and life; but as a practical matter, is there anything
wrong with this? As long as it makes solid contact with the backplane,
which it does as well as the GE breakers, I can't see where there is any
potential for harm.
Has someone tried this and either been satisfied or had a problem result?