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Got a call today. Fuse panel with issues.
Luckily we have used replacement parts and we were able to fix it.







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Why do you save all that stuff
 

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On another note. Existing panel was a Wadsworth. It seems Square D made an exact same panel. This is the guts I was able to find.


Did Square D buy out Wadsworth?
 

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On another note. Existing panel was a Wadsworth. It seems Square D made an exact same panel. This is the guts I was able to find.


Did Square D buy out Wadsworth?
A lot of electrical components such as breakers are physically interchangeable with other manufacturers. Just because it fits and works doesn't mean it's an acceptable way to repair it.
 

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A lot of electrical components such as breakers are physically interchangeable with other manufacturers. Just because it fits and works doesn't mean it's an acceptable way to repair it.
Does not work the same way for fuse panels.

You cannot repair/replace guts on a General panel if all you got is Square D
 

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Does not work the same way for fuse panels.

You cannot repair/replace guts on a General panel if all you got is Square D
I'm pretty sure repairing with assorted odds and ends will void any UL listing. Make sure your employer has paid up his insurance premiums if you're going to do that kind of stuff
 

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I'm pretty sure repairing with assorted odds and ends will void any UL listing. Make sure your employer has paid up his insurance premiums if you're going to do that kind of stuff
You are correct. I would never do that. I only replace like for like.
 

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A lot of electrical components such as breakers are physically interchangeable with other manufacturers. Just because it fits and works doesn't mean it's an acceptable way to repair it.
I'm pretty sure repairing with assorted odds and ends will void any UL listing. Make sure your employer has paid up his insurance premiums if you're going to do that kind of stuff
The bigger issue is all of the 30 amp fuses in that box....the right thing to do would have been to replace them with the proper Type S ones of the correct ratings. Plus educating the customer of the dangers of overfusing. And it doesn't cost much either. :whistling2:
 

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trust me, get out of the habit of repairing that old junk. Tell the customer just save up so they can replace/ upgrade.
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I do the same with FPE and Zinsco
 

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Every situation is unique! Some people just plain don't have to spend. You just do the best job you can give the circumstances. Merry Christmas!
 

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The bigger issue is all of the 30 amp fuses in that box....the right thing to do would have been to replace them with the proper Type S ones of the correct ratings. Plus educating the customer of the dangers of overfusing. And it doesn't cost much either. :whistling2:
The block I installed had the adapters. I installed 20 amp fuses and did exactly what you stated.
 
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