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Hi, do anyone know where I can locate a tool or even a name of the tool that can remove a type S fuse adapter or known as the rejection base.

Type S Adapter

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As far as I know, there is no tool for it as they are tamperproof. The small small spring wire that sticks out of the external threads prevents removal by locking to the underside of the fuse panel thread when you try to remove it (you can see the wire on the left side of the base in your picture link). If we need to remove one, we use needlenose pliers and collapse the rejector to the middle without damaging the fuse threads in the panel. Once you remove it this way it's not salvagable.


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Years ago,Joe Tedesco (I think) had a picture of a removal tool posted.

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I have one, it was my Grandfather's. It's a brass cylinder with a cutter sticking out the side that removes the metal lip. After the lip is removed the plastic adaptor can be remove.
Whatever method is used the adaptor is trashed.

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I knew someone who cut the small small spring wire that sticks out of the external threads, before installing it into the fusepanel. So he could tamper with it later if he wanted to...

Odds are that anyplace that has a fusepanel probably is due for a re-wire anyway. In which case install a new circuit breaker panel.

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I looked for one of these myself with no joy. My neighbor needs it bad. She has a fuse panel with all 20-30 type s adapters and a mix of 12 and 14 wire. She can't put the right fuse in the 15a circuits.
I can't imagine why someone would go to the trouble of installing the adapters and intentionally force you to over fuse them


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I can imagine why. A former homeowner "handyman" who got tired of blowing fuses. Fusetrons were time-delay, so if you jack them up a step or two, they become "no-blows".


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