Originally Posted By: jwatts1
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I was doing an inspection not too long ago, and the main panel had push matic style breakers, while I was being careful removing the inside cover, the main shut off. I didn't even push the main breaker off, nor do I ever during inspections....
I have kind of come to the conclusion that since I am going to refer further evaluation by an electrician when I come across these ancient breakers that what is the point of opening the panel.... Yes, I realize I may find additional defects, double taps, scorching, etc. But when the panel shut off, it was a pain in the a$% resetting the breakers, they really do like to STICK!!!!! The seller was pissed off, that I had trouble resetting the breakers, they really are problematic!
Its just like the Federal Pacific panels, what's the point of opening them up if the breakers are going to pop out at you..... I won't even waste my time. If the panel is really old.
Anyone else have problems with these style breakers???? I am curious......
Panels naturally, make me nervous you never know what "wacko" was wiring up to them before you open them!