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hohadcr 07-24-2012 02:21 PM

used old fuse box as junction for new breaker box
 
I have a fuse box for a part of the house. I would like to add a breaker box.

I am going to just use the old fuse box as a conjunction box, and add the breaker box on it.

My questions is:

how exactly am I going to do the wiring for this fuse box/conjuction box?

Do i keep the fuses in the fuse box?

jbfan 07-24-2012 02:47 PM

Best way is to remove the guts of the old panel.

hohadcr 07-25-2012 11:52 AM

Thanks jbfan,

Can you elaborate? Remove the "guts" of the old panel?

How do I connect the wires between the old fuse panel and the new breaker box?

How to put the wires in after the fuses?

hohadcr 07-25-2012 03:08 PM

Do I buy all new relays and install them in the old fuse box?

thx

Julius793 07-25-2012 05:31 PM

remove everything from the fuse box, buses fuses till is just an empty box with wires coming in. then extend evey wire with wire nut to your new panel.

Speedy Petey 07-25-2012 05:33 PM

Why would you want to do this? Just install the breaker panel where the fuse box is.

I see and hear this a lot, but I cannot understand the logic of it.

Julius793 07-25-2012 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 974138)
Why would you want to do this? Just install the breaker panel where the fuse box is.

I see and hear this a lot, but I cannot understand the logic of it.

if you want the new panel in another location

stickboy1375 07-25-2012 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 974138)
Why would you want to do this? Just install the breaker panel where the fuse box is.

I see and hear this a lot, but I cannot understand the logic of it.

I've done this because some knuckle head installed the panel in a crawl space, then the woman put an addition on with a full basement, she didn't want the OCD's in the crawlspace anymore.

k_buz 07-25-2012 07:19 PM

Around these parts, you cannot just remove a fuse box and install breakers in their place. You would need to update the grounding, and if you update grounding and the panel, you would be required to update the meter socket as well.

Legal panel changes are few and far between around here.

stickboy1375 07-25-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 974239)
Around these parts, you cannot just remove a fuse box and install breakers in their place. You would need to update the grounding, and if you update grounding and the panel, you would be required to update the meter socket as well.

Legal panel changes are few and far between around here.

That is insane..... the requirement I mean.

Speedy Petey 07-25-2012 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 974239)
Around these parts, you cannot just remove a fuse box and install breakers in their place. You would need to update the grounding, and if you update grounding and the panel, you would be required to update the meter socket as well.

Legal panel changes are few and far between around here.

I agree, that's just messed up.:eek:

Gymschu 07-25-2012 07:35 PM

I cannot imagine that your insurance company would sign off on this.

Speedy Petey 07-25-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 974234)
I've done this because some knuckle head installed the panel in a crawl space, then the woman put an addition on with a full basement, she didn't want the OCD's in the crawlspace anymore.

Now this I get.
I meant just using the fuse box as a splice box and putting a panel right nearby.

Speedy Petey 07-25-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gymschu (Post 974258)
I cannot imagine that your insurance company would sign off on this.

What does the insurance company have to do with it???

stickboy1375 07-25-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 974259)
Now this I get.
I meant just using the fuse box as a splice box and putting a panel right nearby.

Right, I dont get that either....


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