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  1. Mike_from_Texas

    Mike_from_Texas Active Member

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    That is not a breaker. That is merely a pull out disconnect. Only provides a safe means to work on the unit without turning the breaker off if the panel cannot be accessed.


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  2. Nightwatch

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    It can be a disconnect-pull out type. It can be a throw lever disconnect. It can be fused, and it can be a circuit breaker. I've seen all types outside at the unit-and often. A lot of A/C men and a lot of electricians use whatever's on the truck when the customer's yammering it's hot in the house and it's 6pm. Proper goes out the window, and making that sucker run is all they care about. Test every time, and don't take anything for granted. Sizzle and pop's only a good thing with bacon.
     
  3. oldag

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    Please don't tell me what I saw was not a breaker. I know the difference in a breaker and a disconnect.
     
  4. F350-6

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    It may be a circuit breaker, but it's in the disconnect box, not the main panel. When referring to a breaker, it's typically assumed it's in the panel. The disconnect is just an easy means, required by code now, to be able to kill the power to the condenser or package unit at the source.

    Where you say the breaker, is that the only location in your house that has a breaker, or are most of them in the main electrical panel?
     
  5. oldag

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    Really??? What kind of stupid question is that? The a/c compressor has a breaker in the outside box near the unit. Of course there are also breakers for the rest of the house circuits in the main panel.

    How long has it been since a house was built with no breakers?
     
  6. TheDan

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  7. Nightwatch

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    It's not at all uncommon to see a main breaker box outside. It's not uncommon to find two breaker boxes, in older houses. It's very much not a stupid question-one can't take things for granted.
     
  8. oldag

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    I do not believe that was not the question asked (e.g., "is the main outside or are there more than one breaker boxes"), from what was written.

    Perhaps that was the intent. If so, statement retracted.

    What counts is to open the breaker upstream from where you are working. Regardless of where that breaker is located or how many breaker boxes exist. Then verify the circuit is dead before starting work.
     
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  10. Nightwatch

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    Come over here to the lawn mower-I wanna show you somethin' neat!
     


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