InspectAPedia tolerates no conflicts of interest. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website.
Replacement Bulldog Pushmatic circuit breakers:
The article gives advice to building owners whose building is served by a Pushmatic electrical panel, and we discuss both compatibility of and concerns when using replacement circuit breakers or used Pushmatic circuit breakers sold by salvage operators.
We solicit field failure and field inspection reports of questionable or possibly problematic electrical equipment in buildings such as the Bulldog™ and ITE-Pushmatic® brands described here.
Replacement Circuit Breakers for Bulldog Pushmatic or ITE Pushmatic Breakers
Our photo (left) illustrates a typical single-pole 20-A Pushmatic replacement circuit breaker that is widely available.
Synonyms for this product include Bulldog or Bulldog Pushmatic circuit breakers, ITE Bulldog, ITE Pushmatic, and Siemens Pushmatic circuit breaker.
The photos below illustrate some of the variety of replacement Pushmatic type circuit breaker replacements and name their manufacturer and/or supplier.
Watch out: Replacement Pushmatic type circuit breakers are sold by several suppliers as well as "used" or "salvaged" - a status that should raise a question about the unknown condition, history, and thus reliability of salvaged breakers and thus of their safety.
Watch out: as we detail at PUSHMATIC - BULLDOG PANELS there are safety hazards and warnings concerning use of Pushmatic-type circuit breakers that should give pause about replacing or repairing these panels versus replacing them entirely.
At below left is a 15-A Pushmatic replacement circuit breaker provided by ITE-Siemens.
At below left is a Bulldog Pushmatic replacement circuit breaker distributed by Connecticut Electric. At below right is at Siemens P240 2 Pole 40A Pushmatic Breaker produced by Siemens Electric.
At left is another example of a used Pushmatic circuit breaker for sale on EBay.
As we warned above, the use history, exposure to moisture history, and thus the condition of used circuit breakers is unknown - such devices may carry an extra reliability hazard (and thus a fire hazard) beyond the other Pushmatic, ITE Pushmatic, and Bulldog Pushmatic circuit breaker hazards discussed in the article above.,
Try the search box below or CONTACT US by email if you cannot find the answer you need at InspectApedia.
Ask a Question or Search InspectApedia
Use the "Click to Show or Hide FAQs" link just above to see recently-posted questions, comments, replies, try the search box just below, or if you prefer, post a question or comment in the Comments box below and we will respond promptly.
Greg Bell, a Florida home inspector: http://www.bellinspection.com/files/Electric_panels.pdf at www.bellinspection.com Bell Inspection Service provides Inspection
Services to Daytona Beach, Melbourne and Orlando Florida.
http://www.selfhelpforums.com/archive/index.php/t-10032.html - conversation about Pushmatics, field failure report
Patent infringement lawsuit: Westinghouse v Bulldog http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/206/206.F2d.574.6544.html A copy of the court document is available here.
Journal of Light Construction online help forum: http://forums.jlconline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30720 - this article talks about home inspectors "playing it safe" by "failing" a Pushmatic panel - without supporting data.
Carson, Dunlop & Associates Ltd., 120 Carlton Street Suite 407, Toronto ON M5A 4K2. Tel: (416) 964-9415 1-800-268-7070 Email: email@example.com. The firm provides professional home inspection services & home inspection education & publications. Alan Carson is a past president of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors. Thanks to Alan Carson and Bob Dunlop, for permission for InspectAPedia to use text excerpts from The Home Reference Book & illustrations from The Illustrated Home. Carson Dunlop Associates' provides extensive home inspection education and report writing material.
The Illustrated Home illustrates construction details and building components, a reference for owners & inspectors. Special Offer: For a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Illustrated Home purchased as a single order Enter INSPECTAILL in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.
TECHNICAL REFERENCE GUIDE to manufacturer's model and serial number information for heating and cooling equipment, useful for determining the age of heating boilers, furnaces, water heaters is provided by Carson Dunlop, Associates, Toronto - Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Special Offer: Carson Dunlop Associates offers InspectAPedia readers in the U.S.A. a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Technical Reference Guide purchased as a single order. Just enter INSPECTATRG in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space.
The Home Reference Book - the Encyclopedia of Homes, Carson Dunlop & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, 25th Ed., 2012, is a bound volume of more than 450 illustrated pages that assist home inspectors and home owners in the inspection and detection of problems on buildings. The text is intended as a reference guide to help building owners operate and maintain their home effectively. Field inspection worksheets are included at the back of the volume.
Special Offer: For a 10% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference Book purchased as a single order. Enter INSPECTAHRB in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
Special Offer: Carson Dunlop Associates offers InspectAPedia readers in the U.S.A. a 5% discount on these courses: Enter INSPECTAHITP in the order payment page "Promo/Redemption" space. InspectAPedia.com editor Daniel Friedman is a contributing author.
The Horizon Software System manages business operations,scheduling, & inspection report writing using Carson Dunlop's knowledge base & color images. The Horizon system runs on always-available cloud-based software for office computers, laptops, tablets, iPad, Android, & other smartphones