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Old 12-17-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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What kind of Circuit breaker??


EDIT: Found out its a cutler hammer.

Does anyone know what kind of Circuit Breaker this is? I need to have some work done, and I can't make it home for another 8 hours... all I have is the pictures attached. The install date on the green sticker says 1990 - if that helps.
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Those are Cuttler Hammer type CH.

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EDIT: Found out its a cutler hammer.

Does anyone know what kind of Circuit Breaker this is? I need to have some work done, and I can't make it home for another 8 hours... all I have is the pictures attached. The install date on the green sticker says 1990 - if that helps.
FYI: You should have the main turned OFF when you remove or replace the cover on your panel. There is a arc flash hazard when removing / replacing covers.

If your doing the work yourself, these breakers are available at home depot, Menards, etc. for about $6 each. If your hiring an electrician, allow them to supply the necessary breakers, this is a very common one and they should have it in there truck.

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FYI: You should have the main turned OFF when you remove or replace the cover on your panel. There is a arc flash hazard when removing / replacing covers.

If your doing the work yourself, these breakers are available at home depot, Menards, etc. for about $6 each. If your hiring an electrician, allow them to supply the necessary breakers, this is a very common one and they should have it in there truck.

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Thanks for the replies...

I'm actually without power at this point because the main breaker is stuck in the off position - that's why the panel is off.

I'm being very cautious I've hear a lot of bad stories - I have an electrician coming to the house this afternoon, I just wanted to let him know everything ahead of time so that he could come well prepared.
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Thanks for the replies...

I'm actually without power at this point because the main breaker is stuck in the off position - that's why the panel is off.

I'm being very cautious I've hear a lot of bad stories - I have an electrician coming to the house this afternoon, I just wanted to let him know everything ahead of time so that he could come well prepared.
I would have him check that your panel is properly grounded as well. I don't see a ground wire coming out of your panel at all, but I might just not be able to see it in the photo. If it was installed in 1990, I am pretty sure they would have required grounding rods at that point to be connected, as well as bonding to the water pipes if they are copper. A few wire staples on the loose wires around the outside of the box would be a very good idea as well.

Good Luck with the repair.

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