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Old 02-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #31
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When I needed a new main circuit breaker in another house I did call an electrician because that is over my head. I appreciate everyone’s input here, but I just do not see that a pro is in order. An electrician would so the same thing I will do by inspecting the outlets, lights, and boxes to be sure the right wire is being used in the right place. Then he would change the wires in the main box to configure to standard. The only difference is that a pro will charge a fortune for what is really just a lot of unscrewing and screwing and some attic crawls if necessary. Another poster has already listed what needs to be done.

I assume that when I do attach the wires in the pushmatic box I should hook them around the screws and not leave them straight as they are now. Again, I have never worked with this type of main panel. Thank you in advance for any advice.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #32
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I finished this and everything works fine. I t was time consuming because I had to unscrew every outlet and switch, but I do not understand why so many thought this was a job for a pro. Actually most of the switches already had the black wire attached and when I switched the wires at the box this made them “right.” Most of the outlets had the polarity reversed except the GFCI. There were no junction boxes in the attic. The only thing I nearly missed is to rewire the kitchen hood fan and light, but I caught that in time.

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