Need Electrician to replace circuitbreaker

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  1. DubiousDan

    DubiousDan TGT Addict

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    I need an electrician to replace the circuit-breaker for my AC compressor. It's been tripping and the AC guy says the AC is OK but that the breaker may need replacing and they don't do that kind of work. It's on the outside panel.

    I need a recommendation for someone that is reasonable and a TGT member if possible.
     


  2. Dawico

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    No desire to do it yourself?
     
  3. DubiousDan

    DubiousDan TGT Addict

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    I don't know what is involved.
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Very simple. Probably good videos on YouTube. 10 minute job.

    The big thing is finding the same brand and size. That may be a 220v breaker too.

    And yes, electricity is involved so it is technically dangerous but not really.
     
  5. RACER X

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    Avoid this sound

    Bbzzzzzt

    Kekeke
     
  6. robertc1024

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    Where in SA are you?
     
  7. F350-6

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    Very easy to do and no danger if you follow the steps.

    Turn off the main breaker to kill power to the panel.
    Remove panel cover.
    Loosen the 2 screws clamping the wires since the AC is 220.
    Snap out the breaker from the panel. (probably look at youtube)
    Pull wires out of old breaker and dispose of old breaker.
    Stick wires in new breaker or snap new breaker in place and then use needle nose pliers to put wires in new breaker.
    Tighten screws down to clamp said wires.
    Reinstall panel cover.
    Flip back on new breaker and main breaker.

    Enjoy AC in the summer time.
     
  8. DubiousDan

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    Near UTSA
     
  9. DubiousDan

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    Saw some videos on it and a majority say to make sure to replace with the same brand. In other DIY tutorials it warned against certain brands of panels.
     
  10. F350-6

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    There are different styles of breakers that lock into the panel different ways, so matching the snap in style is important. Not much to worry about though. Most snap in the same way. Look at the brand name in your existing panel. Odds are they have it in stock at Home Depot, so you can match the brand.
     


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