Monday, May 23, 2005

Buying and Selling used Breakers

Circuit Breakers are relatively easy to buy and sell. If they are in good condition you can presell them before you buy them. Of all surplus equipment they are the easiest to pick up and sell. If they are installed that's a different matter. The power has to be turned off, is it worth taking the whole panel or just cherry picking the best breakers. When you have a panel say a 800 amp Square D panel with with 200 amp circuit breakers and 400 amp circuit breakers then you are talking about one heavy panel. If you are by yourself this is not an easy panel to get on the ground or into the back of a pickup. It can be easier to take the circuit breakers out off the panel and sell the Circuit Breakers. The company that buys them wants that panel but if it is only worth another hundred dollars then it's not worth the labor.
Air Circuit Breakers are a different matter I'll talk about them in my next post.