The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
Yesterday at 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
Wow, that was close!
by jraef
11/28/16 07:06 PM
Earthquake in New Zeeland
by RODALCO
11/27/16 11:25 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Tjia1981
11/27/16 06:33 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 14
HotLine1 10
Trumpy 8
Texas_Ranger 8
sparkyinak 7
Who's Online
0 registered (), 84 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#46107 - 12/12/04 07:32 PM Old Panel Parts
trollog Offline
Member

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 273
Loc: San Diego California USA
Does anyone know of a good (internet- if possible) source for old GE panel parts? I have been searching for parts for a GE TL2020wf residential 200A panel (installed circa 1981), after some kitchen appliance installers decided to go monkeying about in the panel and loosened the subfeeds coming into the panel in an attempt to cut the power to the oven they were replacing.. real geniuses.. Anyway, they didnt tighten them back down sufficently and so the AL conductor sat in there quietly sparking until the tenant noticed that the panel was nearly red hot. The loose lug screw was fused into place by the heat and some of the bakelite that insulates the busbar is a bit crumbly, although whether that is from heat or just plain age.. or maybe some of both.. Anyway, Ide love to chase down a new set of busbars as a "drop in" fix rather than replace the panel to minimize the time the tenant has to go without power and to save the expense of new breakers and- worse still- landing all the neuts and grounds into a new panel and praying they are all long enough to fit a new panel? Anyone have any suggestions or maybe the URL of a supply house that carries older GE stuff? I have been looking this weekend and have found very little out on the web.

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#46108 - 12/12/04 08:47 PM Re: Old Panel Parts
Norstarr Offline
Member

Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 89
Loc: Wi
Trollog,
I will talk to my contact for used parts tomorrow and see if he may have something. Will let you know as soon as possible. What state are you in?
norstarr

Top
#46109 - 12/12/04 08:49 PM Re: Old Panel Parts
Jps1006 Offline
Member

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
I have bought stuff here before. You'll have to search though....sorry. Good luck.

Top
#46110 - 12/13/04 03:24 AM Re: Old Panel Parts
Steve Miller Offline
Member

Registered: 08/30/01
Posts: 322
Loc: Loudoun Cty, VA
There is a company in the Arlington Va area that we call the "boneyard". He is basically a salvage yard for old electrical panel parts. He has a basement you wouldn't believe. Never have known the official name of the business but here's the telco 703.550.7400.

Top
#46111 - 12/13/04 08:22 PM Re: Old Panel Parts
trollog Offline
Member

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 273
Loc: San Diego California USA
Norstarr I'm in California... and to everyone else.. thanks fo your replies. I wasn't expecting so many responses!

Top
#46112 - 12/14/04 12:09 AM Re: Old Panel Parts
e57 Offline
Member

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Circuit 99 in San Jose I beleive. http://www.circuit99.com/
_________________________
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals