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I'm required to switch out current 200A two-pole feeder breaker with 150A two-pole (see pic of both in my panel).

I've never done anything like this before. Here are the steps I'm thinking:

1) turn off power to at breaker
2) remove that connector to left of current 200A breaker (never seen anything like that before)
3) pull out 200A breaker
4) put in new 150A breaker
5) hook up connector from step 2

Let me know suggestions, thank you!
 

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Here are the steps I'm thinking:
Ayuh,..... I Ain't an Electrician, But,......

That breaker in yer hand is not for that application, in any way,......
And,.....
You need to pull the meter, 1st(first), as that's what's uphill for those big red, 'n black wires,.....
They'll be HOT, just turnin' off the breaker you want to take out,......
That's the Main breaker, Incoming,....
 

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They are not trying to replace the main breaker.

Did anyone perform a demand load calculation to see if the smaller breaker will serve the downstream load?
 

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Well, the screws on the old breaker are allen wrench drive. Normally you use an Allen socket in a ratchet. Lefty loosey.

That connector is not a thing. It's plainly an integral part of the 200A version of that breaker.

It's also a part of the genuine 150A breaker. Look at that thing, it's exactly what you need! I am now becoming suspicious of your parts source. Where did you acquire this? Did they give you any advice/directions?

Something smells very fishy.
 

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Well, the screws on the old breaker are allen wrench drive. Normally you use an Allen socket in a ratchet. Lefty loosey.

That connector is not a thing. It's plainly an integral part of the 200A version of that breaker.

It's also a part of the genuine 150A breaker. Look at that thing, it's exactly what you need! I am now becoming suspicious of your parts source. Where did you acquire this? Did they give you any advice/directions?

Something smells very fishy.
Thanks for link. No instructions from anyone, that is why I'm on this forum!
 
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