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    Default Who knows something about this panel

    Gentlemen,

    Inspected a 1968 home with a type of main panel box I have never before seen. The breaker design was foreign to me. Anyone have any past experience with this design? Like, how to reset a breaker? How reliable is it at this age, ect. Thanks in advance.[ATTACH]25405

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    Default Re: Who knows something about this panel

    Looks like a Bulldog Pushmatic panel with a fused main. The center of the CB is pushed into cycle it on and off.




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    What Robert said. That upper assembly is the main disconnect. You cannot switch or tirn it on/off. The handle on that upper assembly is there to pull it completely, ( physically ), out; fuses & all. If you do that, the panel is dead / disconnected.


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    Default Re: Who knows something about this panel

    If it's 1968 vintage then it would be a ITE Pushmatic panel, if one were to pull out the 200A pullout, it prob. is stamped "ITE Circuit Breaker Company, Walker Div".

    Pushmatic was the only residential bolt-on type breaker panel, other then old & obsolete nothing wrong w/ them, not like a Zinsco of the same era where it was crap when it was still in the box on the distributors shelf.


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    Default Re: Who knows something about this panel

    It's a pushmatic but a clear picture of the label certainly would have helped identify it as ITE or Bulldog.

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    Default Re: Who knows something about this panel

    Thank you all for the information. It is an ITE, Walker out of Atlanta, I do recall seeing that on the labeling.


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    Default Re: Who knows something about this panel

    Pushmatics were considered some of the best residential breakers going, in their day.

    About the only issues I see these days is failure to reset. Sometimes breakers when turned off or tripped can be very difficult to press back in.
    I have not seen any issues with failure to trip like many older FPE breakers.


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