Electrical service panel door mismatch...how to fix?

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Yeah, I know Cutler Hammer is still around, but their part is the cover plate that is mismatched to the box, right?
I thought the "A. Genius" was a good laugh too...and no, I didn't write it in...a prior owner must've autographed it. :)
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On Mar 4, 2:36 pm, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

What I meant by "part" was some kind of factory inserts that cover the gaps. That way, you can still use the old panel cover. If the door on the panel still latches it is not as bad as it looks. Just some sturdy plastic to fill the gaps would be fine.
Cutting a piece of hard plastic the size of the panel with the correct holes cut out will work. Remove the panel cover and put in the plastic.
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The bottom line is that if you have to appease an electrical inspector, patching up a C-H panel cover on an ITE panel, probably won't fly, as NEC is pretty clear about equipment having to be used according to manufacturers directions. Look in the box and get the model number for Terry. He seems to have what you need. There weren't that many variations of these panels and I can't tell you how many I've trashed myself. With a model number and a picture, someone if not Terry will be able to match one up for you
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My mistake, I meant Shane
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One other suggestion, they do make a pretty sturdy plastic that we have used in 600V panels. You might try to find some of that to put inside the cover until you upgrade the panel.
Many of the blanks they insert in panels are plastic.
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What I have is a pushmatic box and cover. I am still using the box for now, but not the cover (I know I should be using the cover too, but I am the only one who goes near it in the basement). I will try to post a pic with some measurements. It looks like it has the same amount of openings as what you need, if all you need are the 14. If you would be interested I can get some pictures with some measurments.
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Sure, I'd definately be interested in buying the cover from you! That'd be great.
If that doesn't work out, I think I will try to get some hard plastic or fabrication done to fill the holes on my existing cover.
Thanks again for all of your great input everyone! I'm glad I stumbled upon this great resource--I would have been stuck scratching my head for sure if I hadn't. :)
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and let me know where you are if things look like they will work.
Shane
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Here are some pictures of the cover if you need more let me know, if you need pics of the box let me know.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover3.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover2.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover1.jpg
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http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover3.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover2.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover1.jpg
Awesome, thanks for the pix and measurements! I'm at work now, but I'll measure mine when I get home and let you know if we can do some business! :)
Thanks again!
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http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover3.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover2.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/gore_hound/panelcover1.jpg
Shane, you should have an email from me, as you appear to have exactly what I am looking for! :)
A couple of extra questions: 1) Is it possible / advisable to sand and paint the cover, since it's a tad rusty? 2) Is it fairly straightforward to install the breaker? 3) Is it safe to remove the old cover and install this one without shutting off the main breaker?
I really appreciate all of your help! You guys have really saved me a lot of pain and suffering on this! :D
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