Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Do we have any registered electricians on the board? I have a fairly (I think) simple wiring question. Thanks.

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:41 pm

Throw it out there and let us have a stab at it. :D

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Give me a call.

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:07 pm

OK, here goes. I have an older Crouse-Hinds, Type F, 100 amp load center in one of my outbuildings. The single pole breakers in it are Crouse-Hinds and labeled as Type MP. I want to add a 220/240 circuit for a welder outlet. Whose commonly available breakers can I use in this load center?

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Plenty of them on ebay starting at 4 bucks. Murray bought the product line.

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:08 pm

Bob, so then a Murray should work?

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:17 pm

Looks like it, from what is written on the electrical contractors forums plus they are called Crouse Hind/ Murray MP breakers. I did also see a reference to Cutler Hammer CL breakers being interchangeable.

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:19 pm

I pulled an unused 20 amp breaker out of the box. I'll take it with me tomorrow and compare it to a Murray.

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:20 pm

what size you looking for?

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:21 pm

50 amp, double pole.

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:39 pm

Can't beat this with a stick! Plus this listing has the information/confirmation you are looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MURRAY-50-AMP-DOUBLE-POLE-BREAKER-BRAND-NEW-MP250-/250787249876?pt=BI_Circuit_Breakers_Transformers&hash=item3a6415bed4

Re: Non-Tractor Electrical Question

Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks, Bob. :D