How to Upgrade an Old Fuse Panel
Upgrading an Old Fuse Panel should be more than just replacing the electrical box, here’s what I suggest…
Electrical Repairs for an Old Fuse Panel
I am completely renovating my passed Grandfathers work shed, and its 40 yrs worth of mess. My question is if I wanted to replace the old 30amp box with obsolete fuses with a 100amp box, would it be OK?
I only have 2 wires running into the panel. Do some have 3? Its been a very long time since High School Shop. Out of the loop is a bare severed copper wire. Does this need to go in to the panel?
Nothing is grounded here and I just don’t want to kill someone.
Thank you for any advice.
This home electrical repairs question came from: Daniel, from Rural, Nebraska
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Upgrading an Old Fuse Panel
Upgrading an Old Fuse Panel should be more than just replacing the electrical box, here’s what I suggest
- First of all, the rating of an electrical panel is the maximum amount of voltage and amperage for that panel. For example, many times a 60 amp rated panel is used for a 30 amp sub-panel.
- In this case where the home is old and the wiring and fuse panel are out dated it would be best to have a complete service upgrade. This would ensure that a new grounded electrical service is installed and inspected.
- Before upgrading the panel it wold be best to survey the entire home and consider installing new circuits, at least begin with GFCI and smoke detector circuits.
- The new panel should be sized for future circuits as well.
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