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Old 10-05-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hey guys I have an older Westinghouse/ Bryant type 24-40 BFN-BFS panel that has the main lugged in at the bottom and the main disconnect breaker at the meter. Is it possible to add a main shut-off to the panel and if so 100A double pole? It uses type BR breakers.

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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If you have a 100 amp panel sure it is. Just get a 100 amp main breaker BR of course.

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Isin't that big one at the bottom a main shut off? Looks like it to me. Also not sure why they did not just flip it over and put it on top, instead of running those giant cables through the whole panel.
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Nah, that big thing at the bottom is just a lug block, no switch. It can be replaced with a 100A breaker, but you'll need a hold-down kit to ensure it can't simply be pulled off the bussbars.
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Ahh right I see now, no handles. I just automatically assumed it was a breaker.
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