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Old 08-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Can someone ID these old (60's era) breakers?


I would like to know if someone can identify these old breakers (brand, type etc.)
Also, is this type totally obsolete or could I swap modern ones in the same box? (i.e., avoid having to install new panel).

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Your panel box should have a manufactures label but you may need to remove the front cover.

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some companies make breakers that will fit in old panels and some don;t. First step would be to identify what you currently have. There's usually a brand marked on the breaker, alot of the time on the bottom of it where its not visible from the front. You could take one out and look for a label if you feel comfortable doing so. Be sure to turn off your main breaker before removing the breaker.
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Thanks all. I will remove the cover (after shutting power off, of course) and see what I've got.
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looks sortof like zinsco/sylvania to me dont see the full size too often, usually only mini's
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looks sortof like zinsco/sylvania to me dont see the full size too often, usually only mini's
Agree.

They can be found, but are pretty spendy.

Zinsco, along with FPE are known for not tripping, even with enough current going through them to melt the case. Serious fire hazard.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:02 AM   #7
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Bryant used to color code breakers according to amperage.
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Anyway,time for an upgrade,
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