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Old 06-25-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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Panel is Murray and Breakers are Bryant. Service is about 40+ years old. Tried to replace 15/15 and 20/20 breakers with Murray and cutler hammer but both do not fit.I do not believe that Bryant is produced anymore. Is there a current replacement of do I have to go to the aftermarket. If it is aftermarket, how specific do I have to be to get the exact replacement?

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Panel is Murray and Breakers are Bryant. Service is about 40+ years old. Tried to replace 15/15 and 20/20 breakers with Murray and cutler hammer but both do not fit.I do not believe that Bryant is produced anymore. Is there a current replacement of do I have to go to the aftermarket. If it is aftermarket, how specific do I have to be to get the exact replacement?
Your panel should have a model number and say what type of breaker is used. I have a 30 amp double pole breaker that was purchased at Ace Hardware and is Labeled and Listed for use in some Murray, Westinghouse, General Electric, Siemens, Challenger, and Thomas & Betts panels.
So, what does the label on your panel tell you?

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Panel is Murray and Breakers are Bryant. Service is about 40+ years old. Tried to replace 15/15 and 20/20 breakers with Murray and cutler hammer but both do not fit.I do not believe that Bryant is produced anymore. Is there a current replacement of do I have to go to the aftermarket. If it is aftermarket, how specific do I have to be to get the exact replacement?
If you are trying to replace tandem breakers (two breakers in one case), you may have a panel that does not accept CTL tandems, but the ones previously used were a non-CTL design, meaning they will fit in a panel that is not designed to limit the number of tandems (typical of older panels). Look for a tandem breaker that is "non-CTL" listed, and expect to pay 2-3 times as much.
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You are apparently using BD1515 and BD2020 breakers, which are CTL type.

Try the BR1515 and BR2020 type which are non-CTL type. They will cost 3 times as much, however.
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