Help! My breaker box is Ancient

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Old 07-20-15, 07:09 PM
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Help! My breaker box is Ancient

I need help! How can I find breakers to replace my old... very old breakers? I'm not sure but I think they are at least over 20 yrs old and are push button type..(see the picture) Oh yeah, I'm located in southern CA if that helpsName:  image.jpg
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Old 07-20-15, 07:22 PM
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Pushmatic breakers are available from suppliers that specialize in obsolete breakers. A Web search should help you find some.
 
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Old 07-20-15, 07:23 PM
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OK so what brand is it?
No one's going to be able to help with no info.
 
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Old 07-20-15, 08:14 PM
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PCboss has it, they are Pushmatic circuit breakers. They were manufactured by Bulldog and ITE.
 
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Used ones are all over eBay. There was an aftermarket brand which had made replacements up until fairly recently called UBI. You can still find some new in the box at some hardware stores (the kind with an old man and a dog, not a teenager in a vest). However there are no AFCI or GFCI breakers available for that panel making compliance with modern code for new circuits problematic.
 
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Old 07-21-15, 07:54 PM
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Here are the breakers you need (by UBI), but note the prices.

Pushmatic - Power Distribution - *The Home Depot

The cost of several replacement breakers is as much as a new modern panel and breakers. Your panel was installed probably in the 1950s. The entire service needs to be replaced including the meter socket and service entrance wiring and your grounding needs to be brought up to code.

Here is some more information for you too.

http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Pushmatic.php
 
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