Re: Removing old tamper proof fuse adapter

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by internetuser@someplace.com, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Guest

    They are difficult to remove. I have done it, and it takes a good
    hour or more. You need to be very careful or you will wreck the fuse
    holder. The adaptors are porcelain, and need to be carefully broken
    apart. If you got 4 fuses or more, you may spend half a day removing
    them, so the cost of the removal tool may be worth it.

    However, type S fuses are common and should be easy to find. I only
    remved the adaptors so I could use those screw in breakers, which are
    well worth the money for the cost of fuses these days.


    On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 03:09:50 GMT, "Bob Jones" <>
    wrote:

    >Thanks. I didn't realize that home depot still stocks them. Since the fuse
    >holder is plastic of some sort and I not going to force it. I think a thin
    >piece of metal might slip between the adapter and the fuse holder allowing
    >me to keep the barb from doing its job.
    >
    >
    >"Speedy Jim" <> wrote in message news:...
    >> Bob Jones wrote:
    >> >
    >> > I have an old fuse box in my house that has one tamper proof fuse
    >> > adapter....it requires the type s fuse. I would like to remove the

    >adapter
    >> > so I can use the standard more easily found fuses for that socket. Is

    >there
    >> > a way to remove the adapter....it appears that don't easily come out

    >once
    >> > they are put in place. I think there is some sort of barb in the

    >adapter
    >> > ....

    >>
    >> There is a special tool that allows removal; probably won't
    >> find one anymore.
    >> My advice: leave the adapter in and stock up on S fuses.
    >> You *may* be able to pry the adapter out but you risk
    >> damaging the fuseholder.
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>

    >
    , Jun 25, 2003
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  2. Speedy Jim Guest

    Bob Jones wrote:
    >
    > I have an old fuse box in my house that has one tamper proof fuse
    > adapter....it requires the type s fuse. I would like to remove the adapter
    > so I can use the standard more easily found fuses for that socket. Is there
    > a way to remove the adapter....it appears that don't easily come out once
    > they are put in place. I think there is some sort of barb in the adapter
    > ....


    There is a special tool that allows removal; probably won't
    find one anymore.
    My advice: leave the adapter in and stock up on S fuses.
    You *may* be able to pry the adapter out but you risk
    damaging the fuseholder.

    Jim
    Speedy Jim, Jun 25, 2003
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