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Old 09-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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I am going to be installing some home automation stuff for my parents. They have an early-'70s Pushmatic panel.

Does anyone know (or have a decent guess) if those panels are laid out like newer ones...specifically...does every other breaker (vertically) use a different leg of the electrical supply?

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Left hand and right hand busses. Breakers on the left all use the same buss, same on the right side. 2-pole breakers straddle the center to use a buss from each side, as in this picture.
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Great, thanks. I hope the two circuits in question are on the same side!
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In case anyone is interested why I am asking this, the automation stuff sends commands over the power lines to control devices...

For 2 devices to talk to each other, you need either:

-The devices on the same leg
or
-The 2 legs need to be "bridged" by wireless RF devices to jump the signal from one leg to the other.


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