Electrician question.

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Wildcat, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.
    One of rental units furnace had problems and the furnace people came over and fixed it, it was the switch.

    But the guys found another problem I need to do something about before long, I will need to replace a breaker down the road. The problem is it might be hard to find. The house was build in 1979 so the breaker box is that old. I do remember replacing several of the breakers a few years ago but he said it would not be a bad idea to replace the breaker for the furnace if I can find one.

    It's a 90 AMP 240 Volt Stab-Lok breaker.

    I've been looking online but can't find any "new" ones.

    I found several on Ebay and might have to get one. They are refurbished and I would rather have a new one but are these safe enough?


    If anybody has a better place to get them new please let me know.
  2. gds

    gds 8 pointer

    Jan 2, 2005
    I've used the refurbished ones they sell on ebay without any problems . If your not going to update your breaker box to a new model with currently available breakers , buy some spares of each amp rating in the old box .
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  3. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.
    That's what I was thinking.
  4. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    Give your electrician a call and get his perspective.
    00noturkey likes this.
  5. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    I might be OCD, but I'd be putting in a new box and running some romex
    1wildcatfan and Brody like this.
  6. yote hunter

    yote hunter 12 pointer

    Oct 30, 2004
    bullitt county
    Refurbished is fine but why change it if it isn't bad? Is it discolored at the connection screws? Has it tripped a lot?
    Dark Cloud likes this.
  7. Bill Nagle

    Bill Nagle Fawn

    Jun 25, 2019
    Menifee County, KY
    Check out a company called NABCO ( North America breaker company) I work for a electrical supply house in Fla and we e had to order some of those for customers, now I'm not sure if they are new or refurb but they have them, good luck
  8. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    New FPE Federal Pacific NA2P90 Circuit Breaker Stab-Lok 2 Pole 90A 120/240V
    On Amazon 195.00 dollars

    Price: $195.00 & FREE Shipping
  9. wv67

    wv67 10 pointer

    Dec 19, 2017
    Southern wva
    Yeah they r rare , I’d just up grade box and be done , unless ya find a few , but like someone said if it’s not tripping I wouldn’t sweat it , Why is it a 90 amp old electric package unit ??
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  10. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.

    Amazon was the first place I looked and that never came up. Thanks.
  11. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

    Oct 31, 2011
    high grove, ky
    OCD, is only one of my problems. for that kind of breaker, you must be talking electric heat. normally, if a breaker is going bad, its going bad.. has to be replaced. how could the furnace guy tell if the breaker was going to go bad? was it tripping, from time to time, where it had to be reset? was it hot, at least warmer, then other breakers in the box?
    all breakers may need to be replaced. usually you dont know, till they fail. then ya dont have one, an have to get it..
    if one breaker is $195.oo, best get a new box..

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