Another fix it if it ain't broken (Nice topic, eh?)

Old 12-24-02, 06:47 AM
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Another fix it if it ain't broken (Nice topic, eh?)

Just curious if good ole GE breakers have a regular life span..
No problems, but should breakers be replaced after a certain amount of time? or is it best to just wait until the house burns down and use that as a signal that a breaker has gone bad?

Seriously though do they have a life span??

Awaiting the outpouring of info.

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Old 12-24-02, 07:17 AM
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The life span depends on the abuse the breaker is given. If your breaker box is exposed to the elements of outside, corrosive conditions, Damp Basements. So on. Then the life will only last as long as it can take it. If breakers are overloaded, Tripped continuously, or installed improperly then again there life will be short. Things to look for are excessive heat on the breaker. Arcing at the breaker and the bus line in the panel, and loose connections at the terminals. If these things are all good then a breaker could outlast you.


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