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Old 08-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I can get a circuit breaker tested? As I mentioned a while ago, my CH2100L breaker is broken, and they haven't been made in a while. Well a guy my dad knows found one in his shop, but its used and he doesn't know why it was taken out. So i'd like to get it tested to ensure its functional........I see theres a couple places on the web, but does anyone know anyplace they'd personally recommend.

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Are you getting this breaker for free? It's a $40 breaker new. Breaker testing for home applications is usually never done. Either try the one you can get from a friend, or buy a new one.

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Not sure how anyone going to be able to do that since you did not add your location when you signed up.
I key word search the part number and lots of them came up that have been tested. Not cheap but there out there.
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The OP is dealing with a "L" suffix breaker (L=Long)

Those are not as readily available.

But there are plenty of `em to be had on ebaY
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If you can find a ch2100L new for 40 bucks......i'd happily buy a new one. However, it seems that piece has been discontinued for decades and the cheapest i've found one is 140 bucks.....
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The OP is dealing with a "L" suffix breaker (L=Long)

Those are not as readily available.

But there are plenty of `em to be had on ebaY
Damn I need to check my eyes...didn't see the "L"
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That is a Ch2100, not a ch2100L .... hence my dilema....
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yeah, sorry. I dont know what i would do in your situation.

Im pretty conservative but i would probably use your friends if you have no other options.

i googled them and noted there were refurbished ones for about $135. A defective breaker is beyond hazardous so perhaps the additional dough is worth it.

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The ones on ebay look no better than the free one I have, but also have no more chance of being problem free. Just makes me nervous to replace my main breaker without knowing for sure it actually works....
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May be cheaper in the long run to replace the whole panel and not have to deal with this again.
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Maybe it's time to replace the panel.
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I agree with Joe and Missouri Bound.

Long run best to replace the panel
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Well if having it tested is cheaper than 200 or so, I'd rather just replace the breaker. My honey do list is already a mile long
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In most cases you can buy a whole new panel for less then that.

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