When did Westinghouse stop making electrical panels?

Because production of Westinghouse panels was discontinued in 1995, the manufacture date must be earlier than that.

What is an electrical panel cover called?

Dead Front
Panels with two covers have an outer cover (which will open to the side or upwards) and an inner cover, called a “Dead Front”. The dead front cover normally has the slots / knockouts for the breakers to fit into.

Can you put a cover over an electrical panel?

You are allowed to cover your electrical panel but it must be easy to open, can not interfere with the opening of the steel door of the panel and you have to make sure you have full access to all of the breakers. Keep in mind that some local electrical codes may prohibit the covering of your electrical panel.

Why did Westinghouse fail?

The bankruptcy arose from billions of dollars of cost overruns on four nuclear power plants (NPPs) it was designing and building for two utilities in the United States. The cost overruns were a direct result of a completely new NPP design, the AP1000, and its innovative modular construction.

Who makes Westinghouse electrical panels?

The answer is simple: the same company owns the production rights for both Eaton and Westinghouse. Westinghouse had a low-voltage air circuit breaker line. The company sold the rights to this product line to Square D, which then sold it to Eaton Corporation.

How do you cover an old electrical panel?

Strategically placed artwork, framed message boards, or a weaving or tapestry are all viable options for covering up obtrusive electrical eyesores. HGTV suggests inserting child proof safety plugs into unused outlets before covering with artwork.

How do I remove a panel cover?

Removing the panel cover exposes the live elements, so you must be very careful not to touch them….Instructions

  1. Turn Off the Main Breaker.
  2. Unscrew the Panel Cover.
  3. Remove the Cover.
  4. Test for Power.
  5. Turn Off the Branch Breaker.
  6. Rock the Breaker Back.
  7. Pull the Breaker Out.

How do you hide an electrical panel box?

What is a dead front cover?

Dead front is defined in Article 100 of the NEC as being “without live parts exposed to a person on the operating side of the equipment.” Section 408.38 requires that panelboards be mounted in cabinets, cutout boxes or enclosures designed for the purpose and shall be dead front.

How can I hide my electrical panel in my bedroom?

How do you hide a panel box?

Innovative ways to hide a circuit breaker box

  1. Incorporate colourful paints.
  2. Hang a picture or a painting.
  3. Design a storage cabinet.
  4. Make it a vanity corner.
  5. Turn it into a message board.

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