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#67040 - 06/25/06 01:30 AM Over on another board...
CaOperator Offline

Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 56
Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA
I lurk on a bunch of message boards, but this one kind of blew my mind. From the HVAC-Talk board, on the wall of shame, this thread shows pics of a panel where a CB would not shut off, so the Hvac guy pulled the breaker.

QUOTE "The breaker would not turn off so I said well then I will just pull it from the panel and you see what happened."

If I am seeing this right, it appears that he pulled the CB under load, and it came apart on him. If this is true, I would think he is lucky to still be around to tell the tale.

Oh yeah, and I think it is a bit odd that I am seeing white wires attatched to breakers. Those are single pole CB's right?


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#67041 - 06/25/06 04:33 AM Re: Over on another board...
Steve McKinney Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Marion, Illinois
Hey Bob,

Some of the worst wiring practices I have seen has come from "Tin Benders". Saw one the other day, couldn't find the breaker for an outdoor condensing unit until I pulled the panel cover off and found two # 10s stuck up under the load side of the main.

You know the saying "The trouble with electricity is that it almost always works!"


#67042 - 06/25/06 08:59 AM Re: Over on another board...
jdadamo Offline

Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 37
Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
Looks like Zinsco breakers to me!

#67043 - 06/25/06 11:41 AM Re: Over on another board...
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Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2332
Loc: Vienna, Austria
The trouble with electricity is that it almost always works!"

That's (in slightly different words) my signature at the OHW board ( )... they occasionally have nice hacks there too.


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