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I am trying to locate a buss bar for a GE load center 200

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I am trying to locate a buss bar for a GE load center 200 amp type tm2020. It is about 30 years old with one main shut off breaker and 40 circuts.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.

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For a panel that is that old, you are going to be hard pressed to find the guts of a panel like that unless you found one at an old second had parts store. Even at that – there is no guarantee. What you can do is call GE themselves and ask them if they even still make this bus. If not they may make a retro fit bus that will go into the old ones place.

My personal recommendation is that you just replace the entire panel. That way you will be ensured a fresh new panel that will have readably accessible parts if you should find yourself needing one.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi Joseph,The info provided is not what I need.I need a source that has a matching buss bar.GE still has available a load center, but it has a different profile with neutrals on the sides,left&right, and three main switches, rather than neutrals on the left upper side and one main switch, since both are needed.Help!!!! Thanx Len
Expert:  Inactive replied 5 years ago.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news – but your only source for any replacement parts for the panels is going to be GE who is the manufacturer. If they don’t have the correct configuration for your panel – that is because they don’t make it any longer.

There are other options you can consider depending on your application. But if this is your main service – you will not have any choice but to get a new panel and re-do the wiring.

Now can you tell me:

  1. Is this a main panel
  2. Is this a subpanel
  3. exactly why do you need to replace the buss
  4. can you take a picture of the panel and post it here? If so you can go to www.tinypic.com - then just paste the link that has IMG on each side of the link in the posting page and it will pop right up

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