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Adding Breaker Space To Your Electric Panel


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Should I Replace a 100 amp main with 125 amp Main Panel? How to Add Circuit Breaker Space to an Electrical Service Panel.

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Electrical Question: Should I Replace a 100 amp main with 125 amp Main Panel?

Thanks for your reply, Greg

This electrical question came from: Greg, a Handyman from Boise, Idaho.
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Additional Comments:Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Greg.

Upgrading to a Larger Electrical Service Panel

NOTE: The internal bar and structure of an electric service panel cannot be upgraded or replaced with a larger unit.

How to Add Circuit Breaker Space to an Electrical Panel

It would be best to upgrade the electrical service to 120 amp minimum or consider 200 amps. The new panel will provide more circuit breaker spaces. The height for the panel is generally eye level, but check with your local building department for the local requirements.

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