Help identifying my breaker type

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Old 03-04-20, 12:26 PM
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Help identifying my breaker type

Hey Folk! new to the forum, but I will be back regularly.

I'm asking for some help identifying what type of breaker I have here. Photo is attached.
I can take another photo with the cover off, but this is just the one I have at the moment
I tried google and the closest I came to was:

GTE-Sylvania-Zinsco


any ideas? Thanks in advance!


 
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Old 03-04-20, 05:29 PM
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Google the name and add recall at the end of it and see the many examples of why that should have been replaced long ago.
There a real fire hazzard.
 
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Old 03-06-20, 11:12 AM
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Yes, it's an old Zinsco. Replace it!

https://inspectapedia.com/electric/Z...l_Warnings.php
 
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Old 03-08-20, 11:22 PM
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Only replacement made for Zinsco/Sylvania plug in breakers are UL classified UBI breakers, Home Depot & Lowes sell them and despite being made by the ChiComs, they are very expensive. Be glad they are not Zinsco bolt on breakers, they have not been made in decades so only available used and even more expensive.

UL classified breakers are classified to be used in competitive makes of panels, where the original product is no longer made these are the only option besides used or the best option, replacement of the panel. The OP's panel is a semi flush Zinsco underground service, not a fun one to swap because of the stucco & design of the panel, & the panel is full.

Edit: the gray breakers adjacent to the main are UBI breakers, the rest are OEM.
 
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Old 03-09-20, 09:07 AM
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Be glad they are not Zinsco bolt on breakers, they have not been made in decades so only available used and even more expensive.
UBI makes bolt-in and plug-on Zinsco replacements and they are supposedly UL Listed. 10-15 years ago the UBI breakers were not UL Listed as I recall.

https://www.connecticut-electric.com/bolt-on-zinsco

https://www.connecticut-electric.com...ers-zinsco-reg

I have run into the Zinsco bolt-in breakers only a few times in commercial buildings quite a few years ago and back then I don't think UBI was making them.


The OP's installation appears to me to be in Canada. Regardless, it needs to be replaced.
 
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Old 03-09-20, 09:15 AM
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thank you so much, everyone, for the useful advice and information!
 
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Old 03-11-20, 04:07 PM
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Yep I had those on a 50s home I remodeled..tough to get but found online. .Had issues with that type panel where main wasnt shutting the rest of them off..Old style grandfathered wiring though..
Upgrade was needed.
Good luck!
 
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