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Has Your Electrical Panel Upgrade Been Inspected

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Replacing an Old Circuit Breaker Panel: Our panel box will be replaced because it has been sizzling and the lights are blinking, will this be safe enough?

Blinking Lights and a Sizzling Panel

Electrical Question: Our panel box will be replaced because it has been sizzling and the lights are blinking, will this be safe enough?

Thank you.

This home electrical question came from: Michelle, from Garner, North Carolina.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Home Electrical question Michelle.

Replacing a Circuit Breaker Panel

Application: Electrical Panel Project.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for the electric panel upgrade.
Estimated Time: Depends on the exact type of the existing panel or fuse box, the replacement panel to be installed, the original wiring methods that were used for installing the existing wiring, and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and typically requires specifications in accordance with the local utility company or electric service provider.
Notice: Making changes to the Home Electrical Service Panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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