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[#1] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 1:23:07 PM
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the part of a circuit breaker you move to turn the power on/off? Switch, handle, lever...

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[#2] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 1:44:01 PM
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I call it a toggle. Marc probably calls it an "operator". Blum calls it the "thingy".
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[#3] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 1:47:20 PM
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I'm just trying to figure out how to say the two sides of this main breaker need to be connected. Maybe that is good enough.



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[#4] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 2:08:04 PM
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Breaker tie or tie for the breakers is how I've always referenced them. Can't say for certain it's a technically correct name though but it always has gotten the point across.
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[#5] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 3:51:39 PM
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"A breaker tie-bar is needed" avoids the difficult handle question.


Wow, I just looked at the pic. Yes those 100 amp main handles certainly need a tie bar (handle tie).

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[#6] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 4:06:12 PM
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Breaker Tie Bar - thanks you sir!
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[#7] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 4:18:12 PM
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"Handle tie" is the term you find in the NEC [240.15(B)].

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[#8] Posted: 06/07/2011 - 4:31:32 PM
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Thank you Mr. Hansen, so I guess that makes them "Handles" and not switches or levers. Funny how trying to find the proper name for something I see every day, can make my head itch.
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[#9] Posted: 06/08/2011 - 05:27:43 AM
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Just steal one from the 30s below it. That'll fix it
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[#10] Posted: 06/08/2011 - 10:45:23 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Mark P

Thank you Mr. Hansen, so I guess that makes them "Handles" and not switches or levers. Funny how trying to find the proper name for something I see every day, can make my head itch.


Yeah, well, they're still "thingys" to me.

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