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Mary asks How Should I Upgrade My Electrical Wiring

How should I upgrade the electrical wiring and replace the fuses with circuit breakers? How to Upgrade Old Electrical Wiring and Fuses.


Upgrading Old Electrical Wiring
Electrical Question: I have an old home and I need to upgrade the electrical wiring and replace the fuses with circuit breakers.
I have a old home in Wisconsin. The insurance companies I spoke with won’t allow fuses. The 1st floor apartment has had an upgrade to breakers.

My income is very low. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank You for your kind attention.
This electrical wiring question came from Mary, a Homeowner in Racine, Wisconsin.

Additional Comments: This is a wonderful website. I am grateful that you take the time to offer help. Thank you again for your kind attention.

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

How to Upgrading Old Electrical Wiring and Fuses

Application: Upgrading Older Home Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits, Extension Cords, and Ladders.
Construction Safety: All personal safety measures must be taken when performing remodel projects where you may come into contact with hazardous materials and environmental contaminants such as fiberglass insulation, vermiculite and asbestos, molds or mildew, as well as dust.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the type of wall coverings and structural construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the installation should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring or upgrading existing electrical circuits and wiring should always be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Insurance Companies May Require Upgrading Old Electric Wiring and Fuses

In some areas insurance companies do not allow the old fuse type electrical system, therefore the fuse boxes should be replaced with new electric service panels that contain circuit breakers.

Upgrading Old Electrical Wiring and Fuses

The following is an Example of How this Old Home Electrical System May be Upgraded:

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