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Replacing Pushmatic Circuit Breakers

One and Two Pole Pushmatic Circuit Breakers: I need to replace Pushmatic UBIP230 Circuit Breakers.

Pushmatic Circuit Breakers
[ad#block]Electrical Question:I need to replace Pushmatic UBIP230 Circuit Breakers.

Any advice would help!

This electrical question came from: Hugh, from Wichita, Kansas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Hugh

Installing Pushmatic Circuit Breakers

Application: Installing or Replacing a Pushmatic Circuit Breaker.
Skill Level: Advanced – Licensed Electrical Contractor, Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools, voltage tester and protective safety gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the make and model of the panel and the condition of the existing electrical circuit breakers and wiring methods.
Precaution: For safety the main circuit breaker should be turned off or any other disconnect means that would deenergize the panel before replacing a circuit breaker, however turning off the main circuit breaker may not deenergize all of the areas of the panel components and wiring. This is an extensive project that requires experience and should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Notice: Making changes to electrical panel or electric circuits should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected

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11 Responses to “Replacing Pushmatic Circuit Breakers”
  1. Larry says:

    I purchased a home built in Lansing Michigan in 1962 with a Pushmatic Breaker Panel. The previous homeowner had a 220 power source removed from the 2 poll 30amp Pushmatic circuit in the breaker box, due to the reason for the power was no longer in use( pool pump). I have installed the new pool pump and found the wire that was removed from the box last year and I am unsure of how to connect the 4 wire line to the circuit

    Any ideas?

    I can send you a photo of the circuit, wire and circuit box.

    What say you?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      The electrical circuit requirements for the new pool pump will need to be compared to the circuit you consider using, and the circuit and the components should be verified to make sure the circuit is fully functional and ready to be used for the new pool pump.


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