cant find older breaker , what to do


Old 12-16-05, 01:27 PM
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cant find older breaker , what to do

Breaker doesnt trip that often but it throw a spark and a pop when i flip it on and off.. Its OLD wadsworth that clips in on top and has a metal flat piece underneath that slides in to the bussbar (not sure if bb is correct name).
Home depot doesnt have anything like it. electrical store doesnt either..
My question,,, do you think it is dangerous or would it just trip no matter what. I have a breaker in there that say 70 amp MAIN ( would that be the total cut off to the house?) There is a sub panel in laundry room also..
the main feeds coming into box are pretty dang small compared to the ones i seen at the home depot 200 amp boxes.
Any suggestions as to what would be a good short term (if there is one).
if i put one of the 200 amp boxes up with a new meter would that affect
any of the stuff that i have wired in the house now. plug,lights,ect.
Just kinda reaching for info and i realize you cant see the box yet. i believe i can post link to box if need to see.
thanks for any help..
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Old 12-16-05, 02:54 PM
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Do a google search for obsolete circuit breakers or follow some of the links from this site.

Wadsworth breakers are available...just have to track them down.


Old 12-17-05, 08:08 PM
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older breaker

There are over 100 listed on ebay at this time. You will need to find the correct size.
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There's a place here in Vegas you can always try, they are also on the web. They specialize in obsolete and surplused stuff. Their warehouse here is incredible.
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