My neighbor has a breaker box in his barn and the breakers have red
and blue levers. He cant identify the box, said the box was painted
when they sprayed the barn, and there are no label in the inside of
the door. The blue are 15A the red 20A. He pulled out one of the
breakers and said the label on it is so worn and the print so tiny
that it can not be read. I know I have seen these, but I am not sure
of the brand either. Does anyone know?
If they are Zinsco, he's better off replacing the panel with something
that actually works. Zinsco breakers are notorious for not tripping,
and apparently had their UL rating pulled as a result.
Zinsco panels are also notorious for having the breakers fall out when
you remove the cover, as well as having the busses arc where the breaker
Another notorious offender is Federal Pacific Stab-Loc breakers,
which are also known for not tripping.
here are some links:
Zinsco breaker in the process of burning up.
Electrical contractor forum on Zinsco panels, including photos of burned
Federal Pacific Stab-Lok breakers info
Side view of a Murray breaker
top view of a Murray double pole (full sized) breaker
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Just for the records, the box turned out to be a Westinghouse. The
breaker style is sort of the generic type used in Cutler hammer, and
something called "home design" or something like that. It was not the
breakers that were the problem anyhow.
Westinghouse is one of those "universal " panels that will interchange with
Sylvania, Murray,GE, homeline, Bryant, and a number of others. Cutler Hammer
is not a universal, in fact standard CH breakers don't even fit in all
Cutler Hammer panels. A few years ago Cutler Hammer bought Bryant and sells
the Bryant breakers which are universal as: Cutler Hammer "BR"
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