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    If it's 60 degree NM it is scrap metal IMO, white...

    If it's 60 degree NM it is scrap metal IMO, white NM-B is what I call "bootleg wire". :D
  2. I try to avoid ChiCom products but it's hard,...

    I try to avoid ChiCom products but it's hard, 'nuff said.
  3. Thread: Zinsco breaker

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    The bar had one-way screws & was used in early...

    The bar had one-way screws & was used in early Zinsco panels which IIRC were still using plated copper bus bars, that panel is much "newer" then that, because it has the infamous Zinsco aluminum...
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    The one on the left is a locking connector, the...

    The one on the left is a locking connector, the plug on the right is a TwistLock® plug. Like Romex®, Twistlock® is a registered trademark. :)



    A pin & sleeve plug is visible in the background...
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    Pretty much everything from Harbor Freight is...

    Pretty much everything from Harbor Freight is disposable.
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    For stainless perhaps suggesting buying a Harbor...

    For stainless perhaps suggesting buying a Harbor Freight KO set may be in order, if ruined no great loss unlike a Greenlee, or Klein, set.
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    Here is a 200A 2 gang Pushmatic panel list price...

    Here is a 200A 2 gang Pushmatic panel list price in the 1971 ITE Speedfax was $201.00


    http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa308/RFM959/Picture130.jpg
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    Bulldog Pushmatic, was the orginal name later,...

    Bulldog Pushmatic, was the orginal name later, ITE Pushmatic.
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    Why not use a cord with brown/blue/yellow w/a...

    Why not use a cord with brown/blue/yellow w/a green stripe? Blue & brown are both considered a hot/live conductors, plus it would be a off the shelf item on the other side of the pond, or would the...
  10. Had two M12 batteries fail, used the prepaid...

    Had two M12 batteries fail, used the prepaid shipping label & they were replaced & returned quickly or about as quick as FedEx can ship from Milwaukee's Anaheim service center to the mid Sacramento...
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    It's a semi-flush "all-in-one" in stucco, since...

    It's a semi-flush "all-in-one" in stucco, since those in a Pushmatic model are rarer then hen's teeth, replacement (best choice) or the services of a sheet metal shop to make another are the only...
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    It did not come out as intended, :happysad: we...

    It did not come out as intended, :happysad: we all know you can't but there has to be someone who tried the TEK screw method, I'll pass on that idea, though. :p
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    This! Plus older (built before the retainer...

    This! Plus older (built before the retainer requirements) plug in panels will not accept retainer / hold down kits for backfed breakers.
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    The conductor markings in that GE panel are a bit...

    The conductor markings in that GE panel are a bit unorthodox but at least they marked them.
  15. If we did not have any lawyers, we would not need...

    If we did not have any lawyers, we would not need them. :happysad:
  16. Just a FYI, IOR, is Inspector Of Record. OSHPOD,...

    Just a FYI, IOR, is Inspector Of Record. OSHPOD, Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development, they have jurisdiction of all healthcare facilities in California.
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    OSHPD lives in their own world their only mandate...

    OSHPD lives in their own world their only mandate is to pad the bill, since they get a percentage of the project cost. :thumbsdown:
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    Was the panel by any chance a old Murray (pre...

    Was the panel by any chance a old Murray (pre Crouse-Hinds)? They had a odd 100A main that when the OEM breaker was used the vertically mounted main would be "ON" when the handle was up, if a...
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    BTW, there was Zinsco/ American Switch, they made...

    BTW, there was Zinsco/ American Switch, they made the Monkey Ward panels, since Challenger is a successor to them, the safest bet would be to use breakers that are UL classified replacements for...
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    Surprisingly Zinsco bolt-on breakers seem to be...

    Surprisingly Zinsco bolt-on breakers seem to be OK, it's the flat AL bus used in their single phase loadcenters that is the problem, but if you think Zinsco/Sylvania plug-in breakers are expensive,...
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    I disagree, that is a Zinsco/Sylvania/Challenger...

    I disagree, that is a Zinsco/Sylvania/Challenger panel, the neutral bar is a typical Zinsco style, not a Bryant. They did have both styles of breakers until the infamous Zinsco design was...
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    The permission to use 4 AWG w/ 100A overcurrent...

    The permission to use 4 AWG w/ 100A overcurrent protection only applies when it supplies the entire load of a dwelling, IMHO the inspector made the right call, if the load allows use a 90A breaker,...
  23. The above information is correct, just looked it...

    The above information is correct, just looked it up in a 1975 GE catalog. Still kind of weird to see plug fuse panels & split-buss loadcenters, but have some old ITE Imperial catalogs with the same...
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    But tape is not permitted for grounding/grounded...

    But tape is not permitted for grounding/grounded conductors smaller then 4 AWG, but then again, I do not care for 6 AWG and smaller AL conductors...
  25. All Government employees with the exception of...

    All Government employees with the exception of fire & police, & the military are non-essential. :thumbsdown:
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