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smithgrind 09-02-2010 01:52 PM

fuses to breakers
hi my apt in nyc is prewar uses fuses and i want to convert to circuit breakers. a total re-wire is not feasible, any suggestions?

secutanudu 09-02-2010 02:47 PM

Do you own this apartment?

Jim Port 09-02-2010 03:40 PM

Unless you own the apartment it would be up to your landlord.

You would just change out the fuse panel and install a breaker box. Upgrading the grounding and bonding would probably also need to happen. A total rewire would not be needed.

Changing to breakers will not do anything for overloaded circuits or provide you with the ability to install 3 prong receptacles.

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