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Over on another board... #67040
06/25/06 03:30 AM
06/25/06 03:30 AM
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CaOperator  Offline OP
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
I lurk on a bunch of message boards, but this one kind of blew my mind. From the HVAC-Talk board, on the wall of shame, this thread shows pics of a panel where a CB would not shut off, so the Hvac guy pulled the breaker.

QUOTE "The breaker would not turn off so I said well then I will just pull it from the panel and you see what happened."

If I am seeing this right, it appears that he pulled the CB under load, and it came apart on him. If this is true, I would think he is lucky to still be around to tell the tale.

Oh yeah, and I think it is a bit odd that I am seeing white wires attatched to breakers. Those are single pole CB's right?

Robert

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Re: Over on another board... #67041
06/25/06 06:33 AM
06/25/06 06:33 AM
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Steve McKinney  Offline
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Posts: 79
Marion, Illinois
Hey Bob,

Some of the worst wiring practices I have seen has come from "Tin Benders". Saw one the other day, couldn't find the breaker for an outdoor condensing unit until I pulled the panel cover off and found two # 10s stuck up under the load side of the main.

You know the saying "The trouble with electricity is that it almost always works!"

Steve

Re: Over on another board... #67042
06/25/06 10:59 AM
06/25/06 10:59 AM
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jdadamo  Offline
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Calgary, AB, Canada
Looks like Zinsco breakers to me!

Re: Over on another board... #67043
06/25/06 01:41 PM
06/25/06 01:41 PM
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Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,409
Vienna, Austria
Quote
The trouble with electricity is that it almost always works!"

That's (in slightly different words) my signature at the OHW board ( www.oldhouseweb.com )... they occasionally have nice hacks there too.


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