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Old 09-25-2004, 08:14 AM   #1
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I need to replace a GE breaker. This is a breaker that is screwed to the bus bar. How should I remove screw without getting the shock of a life time? Or can I use an insulated screwdriver and be safe? :confused:


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If I had to do anything inside my breaker box, I would kill the main power before hand... but, that is just me and I do not like getting electrocuted.


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Old 09-30-2004, 08:28 PM   #3
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I know this cliche gets old, but if you are unsure of this procedure maybe you should get a professional to do it. This is certainly a commercial application and it may not be legal or code for you to be working in the panel.
A bolt-on breaker panel is no place for the inexperienced to be working.

I use an insulated screwdriver since commercially/industrially most times it is not feasible to shut down the whole panel to replace a breaker, unless you do it at an off time so no one is interrupted.

Please consider the consequences of a slight mistake.
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
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