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Old 09-02-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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fuses to breakers


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Old 09-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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fuses to breakers


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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