I have an old fuse box in my house that has one tamper proof fuse
adapter....it requires the type s fuse. I would like to remove the adapter
so I can use the standard more easily found fuses for that socket. Is there
a way to remove the adapter....it appears that don't easily come out once
they are put in place. I think there is some sort of barb in the adapter
There is a special tool that allows removal; probably won't
find one anymore.
My advice: leave the adapter in and stock up on S fuses.
You *may* be able to pry the adapter out but you risk
damaging the fuseholder.
Thanks. I didn't realize that home depot still stocks them. Since the fuse
holder is plastic of some sort and I not going to force it. I think a thin
piece of metal might slip between the adapter and the fuse holder allowing
me to keep the barb from doing its job.
They are difficult to remove. I have done it, and it takes a good
hour or more. You need to be very careful or you will wreck the fuse
holder. The adaptors are porcelain, and need to be carefully broken
apart. If you got 4 fuses or more, you may spend half a day removing
them, so the cost of the removal tool may be worth it.
However, type S fuses are common and should be easy to find. I only
remved the adaptors so I could use those screw in breakers, which are
well worth the money for the cost of fuses these days.
There is a valid reason for having the tamper proof adapter. Obviously it is
so you don't "overfuse" the circuit. Type S fuses are readily available. You
might want to investigate why you need to frequently replace that fuse and
address that issue. If you remove the S insert someone might be inclined to
just use a 30 Amp fuse....
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