Cutler Hammer Help!


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Old 07-10-03, 08:44 PM
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Cutler Hammer Help!

Hi. We just bought a split level that has 100 amp service. My friend is an electrician, and ran some new romex on a double breaker that was connected to an old 220 dryer outlet.

My problem is, I need 2 single 15 or 20 amp Cutler Hammer breakers with the "notch" in them to replace the old double that was for the dryer. The main box is from the 60's-70's and that'd help us avoid the costs of a new service right now. All the local electrical supply's no longer carry that type and only have the solid breakers.

Any chance any of you on the board might have some old 'leftovers' I could purchase and ship? My only other alternative, other then re-doing the service, was suggested by two of the supply places. Remove that center bar from the main box and use new single 20's in it's place(they said the breakers would be "floating" in this scenario though, but still connected.) My electrican friend frowned on that one which made me believe it wasn't safe for our family?

Thanks in advance for your help or advice on this.

AW
Central NJ
 
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Old 07-11-03, 05:43 AM
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Have your tried ebay? At the very least you might get a vendor's name that carries the older Cutler Hammer item's.
 
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Old 07-11-03, 06:50 AM
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Do a google search for'used breakers'. There are several places that sell them. One that comes to mind is baybreakers.com
 
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Old 07-11-03, 09:23 AM
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Cutler Hammer still manufactures many styles of breakers for older equipment. Provide make & model and we may be able to hook you up with a new breaker.

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Old 07-11-03, 02:00 PM
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Thanks!!!

Thanks you all for your advice...

Joed- Bay Breakers was the ticket. For 26 bucks including shipping, I was able to get 2 single pole CH 20's with the old notch in them. And a free t-shirt.

Thanks for the good advice, you saved us a bundle on not having to change the service.

August West
 
 

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