Hi, I ran into this awhile back. There are 3 tubes in the panel, each about 6 inches long, 1/2 inch dia. They are installed between the breaker lug and circuit. They appear to be a manufactured item but no labels seen. I'm a home inspector, not an electrician and have never seen this. Maybe some sort of choke coil or surge supressor? I was thinking fusable link but why on a breaker? Any help is appreciated.
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[This message has been edited by fhkelly (edited 06-26-2005).]
Nice pictures, I can enlarge em way up without getting too grainy.
These things look more like push rod tubes than anything that belongs in a breaker panel. Ya got what, four of them in there that I can see. I wonder what the condition of the wiring inside the tubes is.
One potential problem I see is the over bending of the cable/wiring at the end of the tubes. What keeps the tube ends from wearing / cutting into the insulation (besides the electrical tape)?
Another thing is that in a panel, pretty much all metal surfaces are either live or grounded. These tubes are an exception.
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