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== == == == === === === === Home owner, big job In the trade this is called a service change. It is a complicated job in as much as you have to know wire sizes, ampacity of wires and proper electrical workmanship. Such a project should be left to a licensed electrical contractor to take out the proper permits and call for proper inspections. By taking this route it will leave you confident that if any mishaps happen to the installation down the road your insurance company will be behind you 100%. <><><>

As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




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How can you install a new breaker box?

To install a new breaker box you first should hire a trained licensed professional electrician. This job can be dangerous and should be done by a professional.

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The breaker will have a black wire connected to it. Turn off the main breaker and then disconnect that black wire from the breaker. The breaker will snap into the main bar. Remove the breaker and install the new one. Reconnect the black wire to the breaker and then install the cover and turn the main breaker back on.

Can you install a 220 breaker without turning off the power to the breaker box?

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Can you install 220 volt outlets in American homes?

Yes. It is best to run a line from main breaker box to a separate 220V box with it's own breaker. You will need a licensed electrician to install if you are'NT comfortable doing this type of installation yourself.

Is it ok to change a breaker box in a house from 2 fuses at 50amps to one at 50 and one at 35 amps?

Breaker boxes do not have fuses associated with them unless the main disconnect is independent from the breaker box. If that is the case both fuses have to be the same in the main disconnect that protects the breaker box.

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Can you install a water heater in a utility room with a electrical breaker box?

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What to do if there is no slots left for your 2 pole breaker?

You basically have only 2 options:Replace your old breaker box with a larger one.Install a secondary breaker box.Either way is major work and might violate local codes. I strongly suggest having an electrician do such work.

Can you change 100 amp breaker to a 125 amp breaker in the 100 amp box?

I doubt if the 125 amp breaker will fit into a 100 amp box. This is due to the rating of the box only being rated at 100 amps. If this exchange could be made then the service conductors feeding the box must be upgraded to take the 125 amperage that the breaker will allow on the conductor.

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Can you change 100 amp breaker to a 200 amp breaker in the 100 amp box?

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Is there a main breaker in side the breaker box?

Yes there is one breaker that can shut the whole house off. it's usually at the top of the box

Can you use a 100 instead 20 to change breakers?

To replace breakers in an electrical box it is extremely important the replace the breaker with the same wattage. Do not replace a 100 breaker with a 20 breaker is can cause damage.

Your home has a fuse box at 15 amp is blowing can it be replaced with a 20 amp?

The only safe way to change your (fuse/breaker) would be to check your wire size and your load size. Fourteen guage wire is rated for a maximum capacity of 15 amps, if your wire size if 12 guage copper then the answer to your question is yes you can change your (fuse/breaker) to a 20amp. You should also call a qualified electrician to install your (fuse/breaker)

How do you install a 110v receptacle from a 3 phase breaker box if there are no neutrals in the breaker box?

If there is no neutral available you cannot, unless you use an autotransformer and derive a neutral. A panel with no neutral is called a power panel and is used to supply 240 single and three phase loads.

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Is it unsafe to have 60A service going into a new electrical box designed for 100A?

Its not recommended because your new main breaker will allow up to 100 amps and your old wire can only safely handle 60amps. If you put a 60amp main breaker in the new box, that would be acceptable. No, it is perfectly safe. Because the box is overrated, there is no problem. If the box is the main panel, and not a subpanel, install a 60A main breaker so you cannot overload your service. If it is a subpanel this 60A breaker should be in the main panel.

Can you upgrade a 15 Amps circuit breaker for a 40 Amp for a 8.5 Watt shower?

Not unless you change the wiring for that circuit. The breaker protects the wiring and if you install a 40 amp breaker on a 15 amp wire circuit you will have a fire in your home.

Can you install a 2 20 breaker into a breaker box that has space but all other breakers add up to more amps than the 200 amp main breaker?

Yes. You'll seldom run every circuit to full capacity. The main breaker will trip if all the individual circuits exceed the 200 amp rating of the main breaker.

What is the box that house the gauges called?

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Can you install a 240v outlet for a stick welder near your panel if it has slots available for a circuit breaker?

Simple answer is yes. But you need to first determine if your breaker can handle it, not just because you have an empty slot. You have to total up amps being used and check rating for your box. If it can handle it then it is a sinch to install