What is this? (breaker box)


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Old 05-04-18, 04:02 PM
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What is this? (breaker box)

Hello all,

Air conditioner went out and HVAC guy says it's the breaker not sending power to it. Got a new breaker, but this "terminal??" looks corroded (see photo).

Is this called a terminal? Can it be replaced? This is a circa late 70s breaker box.

THanks!

Mike
 
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Old 05-04-18, 04:24 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

That is called a bus bar. That is where the breakers snaps onto the bar to get power.
That panel looks like it's time for a replacement.

There is not enough left there to snap onto.
 
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Old 05-04-18, 04:33 PM
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Thanks PJMax

I was afraid it was something like that. I read on another forum that it's possible to move wires for the A/C to the breaker for the dryer as a temp fix, at least until I can get some quotes on panel replacement.

Have you heard of that before?

Thanks!
 
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Old 05-04-18, 05:37 PM
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Breakers can be rearranged to allow the breaker to utilize a good spot on the bus bars. Other loads may need to be abandoned until the panel is replaced.
 
 

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