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#61324 - 01/21/06 09:55 AM Breaker Lockouts
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I'm looking to buy some single pole and multi-pole breaker lockouts, and I'm having trouble sorting through all the variety. I've seen "universal" 1P lockouts for four bucks, and another 1P lockout might sell for $35.

I'm trying to stay away from junk, I want something that works, but $35 a-piece seems pricy. Can anyone recommend any cheaper lockouts?

-John

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#61325 - 01/21/06 11:29 AM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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It's kind of hard to reply to you request when you haven't identified the manufacture of the breakers, the type and age of the breakers. Older breakers often don't have a convenient way of installing a lock-off device and are you refering to residential or industrial.

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#61326 - 01/21/06 12:09 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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Not really... $35 bucks is pretty low.... for a small kit. (Lock-out, lock and tags) But lock-outs by themselves should run between $6-12.
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#61327 - 01/21/06 12:12 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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Do you mean a mechanism that you can attach a large padlock too for LOTO, or one with a simple screw or latch to prevent accidental operation? For tue LOTO the device must be "permanently affixed" to the breaker.

Single pole devices are usually inexpensive. Multi-pole and industrial breakers are usually more expensive. Universal ones often aren't.

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#61328 - 01/21/06 12:36 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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John,
The actual devices themselves are called lock dogs, that attach to the breaker toggle.
If that's any help.
Grainger may have something in that line.
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#61329 - 01/21/06 01:15 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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Mike,
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The actual devices themselves are called lock dogs, that attach to the breaker toggle.

While the worker can use that item for the required lockout, that type of device cannont be used where the code requires the breaker to be capable of being locked out.
Don
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#61330 - 01/21/06 01:41 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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Don,
I was thinking something along the lines of a device like this:

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#61331 - 01/21/06 02:56 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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Breaker lock-outs are certainly useful; I have several types. There is no one type that works on all breakers, and some breakers will not accept any of the devices I've seen.
In addition, there are devices for locking switches, plugging fuse holders, covering plugs, etc. I'd stay away from the kits, and buy them as you use them.

I'd also stay away from padlocks; a zip-tie and a tag seem perfectly adequate to me- and eliminates creating another hazard by leaving the door ajar!

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#61332 - 01/21/06 03:03 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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Registered: 02/23/03
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Loc: Canada
I have some lockout devices from Panduit. They sell the lockouts,padlocks,hasps,and tags.They sell individual items or full kits for different kinds of breakers.
www.panduit.com

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#61333 - 01/21/06 03:08 PM Re: Breaker Lockouts
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