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#179730 - 07/29/08 01:51 PM 100 Amp main pushmatic  
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Are 100 amp 2 pole Main pushmatics available anywhere .
I understand that the prefix on the Part # has to contain the letter M


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#179731 - 07/29/08 02:03 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: dougwells]  
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A few weeks ago I was looking for a 2 pole 100A pushmatic. I got a price of $175 to order and much more from a place that had it in stock. I was not looking for a main breaker. The story was they are not in production for the last few years and it's old stock only.

I got a used one from another EC. It had main stamped on the handle.


#179733 - 07/29/08 02:17 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: Active 1]  
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Thanks i will have to go and see if theres a main Stamped on this customers breaker handle.


#179734 - 07/29/08 02:29 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: dougwells]  
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Doug,

Pushmatic main C/B's are stamped with the letter "W" on them

(I suppose it's just "M" turned upside down laugh )
You can buy one here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/100-AMP-PUSHMAT...dZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247


#179740 - 07/29/08 07:54 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: electure]  
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I'm sure that the one with "main" stamped on the handle was just one that was removed from a factory-equipped main breaker panel. I hate to think of the hundreds of panels with those breakers that I installed back in their heyday. If I had only held onto one breaker from each panel, I'd have lots of money now. Those things were pretty standard in my area.

Now if you really want to impress me, come up with a 200 amp version. I probably installed 100 panels with factory 200 amp mains. There probably aren't any out there to speak of for sale, but that's probably because they are still working.

Can you tell that I am (was) a PushMatic fan? How many residential panels do you know of with a copper BOLTED bus?


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#179741 - 07/29/08 08:19 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: EV607797]  
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Originally Posted by EV607797
I'm sure that the one with "main" stamped on the handle was just one that was removed from a factory-equipped main breaker panel. I hate to think of the hundreds of panels with those breakers that I installed back in their heyday. If I had only held onto one breaker from each panel, I'd have lots of money now. Those things were pretty standard in my area.

Now if you really want to impress me, come up with a 200 amp version. I probably installed 100 panels with factory 200 amp mains. There probably aren't any out there to speak of for sale, but that's probably because they are still working.

Can you tell that I am (was) a PushMatic fan? How many residential panels do you know of with a copper BOLTED bus?



Was the main a EQ frame or something else?


#179744 - 07/29/08 08:45 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: NORCAL]  
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I'm too old to remember that stuff, but I do seem to recall EQ115 for a single pole 15. I think that EQ was ITE's standard product with 1" slots like today's Siemens, GE or Homeline, etc.


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#179745 - 07/29/08 09:23 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: dougwells]  
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Give Westway Electrical supply a call at 610-449-8700, ask for Nick, he may have one.


Hank

#179748 - 07/29/08 10:14 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: NORCAL]  
EV607797  Offline
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I'm too old to remember that stuff, but I do seem to recall EQ115 for a single pole 15. I think that EQ was ITE's standard product with 1" slots like today's Siemens, GE or Homeline, etc.


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#179749 - 07/29/08 10:30 PM Re: 100 Amp main pushmatic [Re: EV607797]  
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Eecol carries Pushmatic.

Try a pre-owned electrical equipment supplier. I don't know of one in B.C., but if we have one in Regina, they must be everywhere.


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