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Old 10-02-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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I rewired my 1970's cutler hammer box and removed a 2 pole breaker and want to replace it with 2 single pole 20 amp breakers. The old breakers say type Ch. So i went to the local hardware stores and a couple electric stores the new Cutler Hammer breakers type Ch are differant. I have spent hours trying to find the old style, can anyone tell me where to find the old style. Or what are some options

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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Do they look like this breaker

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If not can you take a pic of it?
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The new CH breakers should mount in the older box but not vice versa.
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I dont have a camera right know but, if you look at the pics posted. On the top there is a knotch in the top that rests on a copper bar that runs down the center of the panel. Does that make sense?
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http://www.aplussupply.com/break/cut/ch/ch.htm You can prob get at Supply Shop also.
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That bar can be removed.
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That bar can be removed.
I was going to say the same thing but he does't say what size breaker the old one is i forgot to ask him
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It is a 30 amp double pole. I would like to add two 20 amp singles
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you need to open an acount with photobucket it a free and upload the pi there and then get the direct link code copy it. Then where you do your post click the image 3rd one from the right side
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Here is the link for the pic
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http://s861.photobucket.com/albums/ab172/xtremesurface/ Sorry here it is
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Form what i have read The old CH breakers have a metal clip to
attach to the panel rail, and the new ones have a plastic clip, but other
than that are pretty much the same.

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