Need Electrician to replace circuitbreaker

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  1. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict

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    No, that's not actually what you said. You said

    If the box (main panel or disconnect box) still has power going to it, then it's possible to shock yourself or worse by changing out a breaker. If the breaker is in the main panel, then the main breaker is what takes care of that. If it's in the disconnect box, then the breaker in the main panel will suffice.

    Just because the breaker has no power coming out of it, does not mean you cannot get shocked, or worse changing out a breaker.
     


  2. oldag

    oldag Well-Known

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    We are beating a dead horse here.

    Let's get real specific one last time.

    If the bad breaker was the breaker located in the external box next to the a/c compressor (which was my assumption originally based on what was posted):

    Open the breaker in the main panel that provides power to the a/c circuit. This will cut power to the external box next to the a/c compressor. Thus de-energizing the bad breaker in the external box next to the a/c compressor.

    Before going further or touching anything after removing the panel:
    Test your voltmeter on a live circuit (e.g, a 110 V outlet not on the same circuit as the a/c) to make sure it works.
    Then check the wires to the circuit breaker to make sure no voltage present.
    Go back to the live circuit and verity your voltmeter is still working.

    Then proceed with removing and replacing the old breaker.

    Verifying a circuit is dead will reveal if the circuit has been properly isolated, regardless of all else.


    Bottom line - in your first post you neglected to tell the OP to verify that the circuit was dead after opening the breaker. And THAT is what can get someone hurt. Since then you have just been parsing words trying to find some way to show your superior knowledge and distract from your original screwup.
     
  3. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    Don't any of y'all have kids?

    "Grab that wire, boy!"

    Issue resolved - and if it IS live, your kid has learned a valuable life lesson!
     
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  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    What?
    That dads an *******?


    :green:
     
  5. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    But the kid will never forget the lesson....lol
     
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  6. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Trial and error is not a very efficient way of learning but definitely a very effective way to learn (and remember what you learned!). :green:
     
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  7. picker

    picker Active Member TGT Supporter

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    I will help you with it, retired electrical contractor.
    jstout47@gmail.com
     
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  8. picker

    picker Active Member TGT Supporter

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    uh oh too little too late [smile]
    joe
     
  9. DubiousDan

    DubiousDan TGT Addict

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    Appreciate the offer.
     
  10. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict

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    Naw. Best time to offer. Less work that way. :laughing:
     


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