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Old 08-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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We're selling our mid 70's semi and we had an electrical inspector come in to check our aluminum wiring. That was fine, but there were a couple of other things that needed doing.

The most important (and difficult) is to get a fuse panel cover for the Amalgamated Electric LL186 box as the wiring is exposed (see pics below).

We've been in the house over 6 years and have never seen the cover, so we've been looking at local stores to see if they have one. I've seen a couple but the dimensions were different.

The dims are 13"w x 17.5"h with 4 openings for fuse access.

We need this urgently as we have to give the buyer of our house the ESA certificate.

Can anyone help me out?




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Old 08-09-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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That would be hard to find, even a cover for a newer panel would be hard, not something that is usually sold on it's own.

Maybe get a metal fab shop to make one, wonder if that would be considered legal. May have to talk with the inspector.

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Yes, I actually called another inspector who was covering for our original inspector and he mentioned that we possibly could get a metal fabricator to make one for us, but we'd have to check with our original inspector to make sure that it would meet code.
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looks to me like that panel wasnt designed to have an interior cover
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looks to me like that panel wasnt designed to have an interior cover
I believe it was as you can see the clips that would hold the cover in place on the close up picture that I took.
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Hmmm... how is it YOU bought the place without one? Wasn't it inspected before your purchase?
If it were me, I'd go buy a new panel and upgrade to breakers, but that's just me....
Other possibilities could include Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or local wrecking yards.

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Hmmm... how is it YOU bought the place without one? Wasn't it inspected before your purchase?
If it were me, I'd go buy a new panel and upgrade to breakers, but that's just me....
Other possibilities could include Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or local wrecking yards.

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It was "inspected" when we bought it, but by a family member who we thought was qualified enough to do a good job. Obviously he wasn't!

I've checked out the 2 ReStores in my area, and they did have some Amalgamated equipment, but not what we were looking for.

We thought about upgrading to breakers, but the cost ($500??) to do that is more than we'd like to spend, considering we're moving.
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I believe it was as you can see the clips that would hold the cover in place on the close up picture that I took.
i have some older AE equipment, those clips are the hinges for the swinging door
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i have some older AE equipment, those clips are the hinges for the swinging door
You're right. Didn't look close enough when taking the photo.

Do you happen to have anything in those dimensions: 13"w x 17.5"h with 4 openings for fuse access.
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You're right. Didn't look close enough when taking the photo.

Do you happen to have anything in those dimensions: 13"w x 17.5"h with 4 openings for fuse access.
All I have is what is in the attached photo (removed 60amp service)
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The cover on the right would be the closest, but it's not the right configuration. Thanks though.
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you will not be able to find/buy the cover unless someone is replacing
their panel and throws it out.used to keep that stuff, but no luck today.
better to change to circuit breakers. master electrican 416 420 4600.
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I realize that it's like finding a needle in a haystack! But I'll find it difficult to pay $1500 to change to a breaker box when I'm moving house!

I'll give Master Electrician a call, thanks.
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I realize that it's like finding a needle in a haystack! But I'll find it difficult to pay $1500 to change to a breaker box when I'm moving house!

I'll give Master Electrician a call, thanks.
The cost you gave in the other post ($500) is more realistic.

You can do this yourself and save a lot of money.
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$500.00 is actually a fair price, if they provide the panel and breakers! Po)
But I doubt it.... (my swap will cost me around $300.00)

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