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Old 01-03-06, 05:43 PM
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Panel Question for Thought

I have an old General Switch model breaker panel. 100A. The door is rusted off. Replacement breakers are hard to find. No room for an additonal bus bar. I also want to clean the spaghetti inside. I am on a budget but I could afford to upgrade the panel box to a 200A. However, still keeping the main breaker at 100A. This way I would not have to change the service entrance wires, meter pan, or POCO wires. Hopefully the grounding could remain the same? For what I have in my house 100A serves me fine. But at least the box would be there for future expansion if needed or desired. Or should I just purchase a new 100A panel? Any opinions on this idea would be greatly appreciated. THANKS.
 
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Old 01-03-06, 06:04 PM
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I'd say just replace the panel. 100 amp panels are cheap, and you can always upgrade to 200 of the same brand so you can re-use the breakers if the need arose.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 05:36 AM
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Good Advice...thanks Speedy!
 
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