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speedster1 01-01-2010 06:09 PM

Pushmatic load centers
I have an older house with a pushmatic load center. I want to replace it this summer but for now I just need to know how to turn a circuit on and off. Obviously it's called pushmatic because you push it some way or another. I just don't want to end up electrocuted by doing something stupid. I'm replacing my dishwasher and I need to hardwire it. Obviously I need to shut off power to that circuit. Do I just push the breaker to turn it off and then push it again to turn it on? I have a voltage sensor to test the wires before I do anything. But considering I've always had modern type circuit panels I'm at a loss as to how a pushmatic works.

HIVOLT 01-01-2010 06:44 PM

That's all you do my friend.

Bob Mariani 01-02-2010 06:03 AM

When you push it the breaker will pop out (up) towards you. This is the off position. Push again and it is back on. (hot)

speedster1 01-02-2010 06:55 AM

Thanks guys!

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