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Old 07-14-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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I need to replace a circuit breaker in an old unmarked box. Only one breaker in the box is labeled, Westinghouse BR215. Been told by 3 people that a CH breaker will fit. Been told by dealers that they will not. Pics of CH confirm. Buss bar has "blades" that stick up about an inch that the breaker has to fit over - somehow. Old summer cottage that has been upgraded several times and box is hard to get to, so would like to get breaker before going into box.

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The breaker shown in this thread is L&L for your panel and can be purchased at ACE Hardware
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what type of CH breaker did you look at? There is more than one style.

try a CH BR style breaker. They are listed as replacements for some Westinghouse products.
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Looks more like BR, but is hard to tell from this photo.

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Looks more like BR, but is hard to tell from this photo.

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ya mean like in the Westinghouse BR type breaker that CH now offers as a CH BR type breaker. I'm betting it looks just like a BR type breaker. After all CH acquired Westinghouse some time in the past so I would suspect the CH BR type breaker is the carryover from the Westinghouse BR breaker.
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ya mean like in the Westinghouse BR type breaker that CH now offers as a CH BR type breaker. I'm betting it looks just like a BR type breaker. After all CH acquired Westinghouse some time in the past so I would suspect the CH BR type breaker is the carryover from the Westinghouse BR breaker.
I just googled an image of a Westinghouse BR and that is what I was thinking of. I have a old panel around somewhere that uses those. I've seen the new CH BR also, and I do think that they are both very similar.


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I think the CH BR is simply the continuation of the Westinghouse BR when CH bought Westinghouse.
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Type "BR" breakers are the old style "Bryant" breakers, which were once associated with Westinghouse.

Cutler-Hammer bought the rights to those lines, and now make their BR breakers for use in those panels.
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The BR series will fit in this load centre I know it was older style Westinghouse type so the BR will fit without any issue.

Only fullsize breakers can fit in there do not use the twinner or dupex breaker due I can able tell the bussbar tabs they do not have centre notch at all so just don't grab the twinner at all.

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Thanks to all who responded. Just decided to buy what looks possible, and try them out hoping one would fit. Have a Siemens and a BR to start with. Might be a while before I get to the doing.

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