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Old 12-27-18, 12:13 PM
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need help identifying this panel

hey guys its den from west tennesse homestead on youtube
we bought this little fixxer upper home and came to find out the panel cover is missing on the panel....i took a picture and want to buy a panel cover for safety right now there is just a louver wood door on it....can anyone tell me what model or what cover to buy to make this safe? i was going to make one out of aluminum but it will be a pain to cut out all the breaker slots....god bless and happy new year!
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Unless you have a time machine you are not likely to be able to buy a cover even with the exact part number. Looks like an old ITE/Siemens 30 space / 40 circuit.
Easier to replace it.

Then again, older version but should work: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ITE-G3040MB...UAAOSwznxcIkRd
 
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Old 12-27-18, 01:01 PM
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i see myself getting killed trying to swap out this box...wires coming in from top and bottom...lol rolmao....what would be the average charge from an electrician to just swap out the box for a new one?
 
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Pricing varies widely and based on your location. Replacing a main panel usually involves working with the utility company, inspections and bringing things up to code. A craigslist trunk slammer might do it for a couple hundred but a pro going through all the details might be a couple grand after seeing what the rest of the service looks like.
 
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Old 12-28-18, 07:17 PM
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Looks like an old ITE/Siemens 30 space / 40 circuit.

I think you can forget Siemens, more like an old Gould/ITE panel. You'll never find a replacement cover. There are some companies that will make a new custom replacement cover, but replacement would probably be less expensive.
 
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That panel was pretty popular when it was new. If you have a used electricial equipment dealer in your area you might be in luck. Otherwise, as the others have posted, you will likely need to replace the panel.
 
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I'd consider giving an electrician a call to get a quote to replace. It's obviously an old panel and in my opinion, it would be worth the cost to replace. It shouldn't be a huge expense as there aren't a lot of breakers, etc.

If you can find an old cover, that's great, otherwise, a replacement is a good solution.
 
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I have had a few cases in the past where I had a local metal fabricator make a cover for me. It's certainly not free, but will be less than replacing the panel.
 
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