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Old 03-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #16
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And if they are charred/burnt/etcetera, what do I have to do at that point? Is it just something that can be cleaned, or are they permanently damaged at that point? I can't look right now as I'm out shopping, but I'll check as soon as I get home.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:10 PM   #17
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in some circumstances the bus can be cleaned BUT most of the time, you need to replace the panel. It is something that needs to be seen to be able to really say yes or no.

If you have some empty slots in the panel, you may be able to simply blank off the space where the bus is burned and place the new breaker in an open couple of slots.
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Hey everyone,
The swap went fine, there was nothing wrong with the busbar or panel, just a bad breaker. Thanks for the help!
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When you shut the main breaker off, keep in mind... the two wires that feed the main breaker are LIVE. The two screws or big lugs on your main breaker are always live, even when the main breaker is off. Do not touch them!
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When you shut the main breaker off, keep in mind... the two wires that feed the main breaker are LIVE. The two screws or big lugs on your main breaker are always live, even when the main breaker is off. Do not touch them!
Yeah, I got the exact same advice from my father before doing the work, was very useful to know!

Thanks for all the advice.
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