How are you going to do this without having the meter pulled?I need to replace my main breaker, and I was wondering if anyone knew whether consumers power would require an inspection or anything after I replace it. I'm just replacing it with the same size and type. Thanks.
same in my neck of the woods.Its different everywhere, I know if I had our power company pull the metre they probably wouldn't put it back on until the inspector said it was good to go.
Call your local inspector and see what they need.
Why didn't you have the electrician replace while he was there?We had an electrician out, and he said there is a loose/broken connection inside the breaker. We'll lose half the power (brown out) but if we tap or wiggle the breaker it will come back. If we keep it stabilized we don't have a problem.
Chances are good if they are on 15 amp breakers that they are 14 gauge wire. You can upgrade them if you want, but all the wiring will need to be changed to 12 gauge, for the entire circuit.I forgot to ask him this, but all my lighting/outlet circuits are on 15 amp breakers. Can I/should I change those to 20 amp breakers? We got a good deal on a panel and it came with 5 20 amp, single pole breakers, but I currently don't have anything on 20 amp single pole breakers in my box. Thanks again.
Actually, I bought it from a friend who had bought it to upgrade his service, but then lost his house and never installed it. So idk if I'll be able to return those breakers. But I won't really be out anything so its not a big deal.You can only change to 20 amp breakers if you have 12 gauge wire- doubtful. With 14 gauge wire the breakers have to be 15 amp. Souds like you bought a package panel from a big box store. Take the 20 amps back and exchange for 15 amp.