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Home Electric Panel Upgrade Wire Size


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Can the existing electrical service wire be used for a larger panel? Planning for a Home Electrical Service Panel Upgrade.

Electrical Panel Wire

Electrical Question: Can the existing electrical service wire be used for a larger panel?

This electrical wiring question came from: Gabriel, a Handyman from Portland, Oregon.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Gabriel.

Planning for a Home Electrical Panel Upgrade

Application: Upgrading an Electrical Panel
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician, Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians Tools,  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. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
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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  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Thank You Tammy!
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    Dave

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