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Old 11-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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I am wanting to replace my 100 amp 20 breaker box with a 100 amp 30 breaker box. Would I need to call the electric company to turn the power off to the house to switch the box out or what is the best way to do this?

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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A simpler and less labor intensive alternative option is to install a subpanel and leave the existing panel in place.

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Would I still have to call my power company to turn the power off to install a subpanel so i wont get shocked when i connect the subpanel to the main power
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The power company would not need to be called for the subpanel
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so how would i install the subpanel to the main panel without shocking my self
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Not to be rude, but from this question, and the one for the oven, you really need to hire an electrician.
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well thanks for your help....
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Brandon, I know this is a DIY site, but your questions are even really basic for here. As electricians, your lack of familiarity with some pretty simple stuff is a warning sign to us to suggest you seek proper training or hire a pro.

We are not trying to be !@#$%&s, but we do not want to see you or someone else get harmed. Getting shocked hurts and electrocution is a nasty way way to go.
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I know how to wire outlets, switchs, etc on the 110 side. Thats easy. But I am learning all of this new higher voltage side of things. So i would just have to be careful when i do it

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