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Old 11-05-2020, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DylanRush View Post
I just installed a new one of these in my panel. As I was rewiring, a 20 year old old Tyco circuit breaker started physically falling apart. Some plastic feel down to the floor. It still works, but I ordered a replacement for that one too.

Now I'm a little spooked about these circuit breakers. They are dead simple to replace; should we just replace them every 5 years or so? Is there an alternative that is more durable and shares the same form factor?
I really think it's a question on how many times the switch is flipped (off/on).

It's like a piece of wire: how many times do you have to sharply bend it back and forth before all strands are broken.

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