Got a no power call to an older condo (formerly ???) in a rough neighborhood.... checked the subpanel, (in the bathroom, with 30A QO's!) & there was no power coming in, went off to find the meter/main in the alley.... The breaker just wasn't there! This might expain the loss of power! The breaker above hers was in sad shape also
Also managed to sneek a pic of an outside light wired with flex & 2G mud box w/ open splices..
Here in my part of the country, stealing breakers from old abandoned and unused panels is fairly commonplace. Someone must have wanted that breaker awful bad to remove it from a STILL FUNCTIONING service!
How long did it take you to find that QO panel, hidden away up there? I guess it's good that it wasn't located in the shower or under the sink...
Randy; Somehow, I knew that this would be one of your posts (before reading your name at the bottom). You get all the exciting service calls.
Re: Stolen Pushmatic??#117854 07/13/0411:16 AM07/13/0411:16 AM
reconditioned as explained to me by a local breaker house (I'm sure Scott's been to this one ) is they blow all the dirt out with compressed air, place it on their test bench & check for proper operation/tripping characteristics, & then sell it... This breaker house gives a 2 year warranty on reco's, 1 year on new LOL Scott, this was only a 40A 2P in the first place! I'm sure the phone elbow would make pulling new wires all kinds of fun! Although I have a feeling AHJ in Santa Ana wouldn't allow this to remain in a bathroom anyways!
I have a box of 70 A and 100A (unused) it's time to put them on eBay. they do not any good collecting dust. That QO loadcenter looks like it been done by a local painting "contractor" he paints everything,wallplates,dataplates........