I have companies calling me all the time wanting to buy used breakers, so there is a market. We just throw away most old breakers, but we keep obsolete breaker for our own use. I doubt the ones we throw away(old ITE, Challenger, Westinghouse) would be of any interest to these companies.
Re: Market for used breakers#35371 03/10/0408:22 AM03/10/0408:22 AM
If a fire causing death is the result of putting these breakers back in use, are we then considered accessories before the fact of manslaughter??? Especially those of us who are aware of their history. Just a thought, not meant to hijack the thread.
Re: Market for used breakers#35375 03/10/0412:16 PM03/10/0412:16 PM
As per CSA and NEC all modifications to equipment remove the original approval.
From as simple a a JB, punch a hole in the box and it is no longer approved until the installation is completed in a proper manner, such as installing conduit in the empty KO.
I'm told unless the people selling the breakers have the ability to test the same then they should not be re-sold? This is because some of these people more than just clean them up they actually refurbish them with parts from damaged breakers.
I'm sure if one was installed and did not work they would be looking at the installer!!!
On the other hand the poor customer has to pay big $$$ to change out the panel for the addition of 1 circuit or a bad breaker. Humm,I like the idea, more work for us.