fuse to breaker


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Old 12-05-14, 11:51 AM
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fuse to breaker

Has anyone used jumper wires to connect an older fuse box to a newer small breaker panel
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Old 12-05-14, 11:54 AM
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"jumper wires"

It's more than jumper wires. You need to have two fuses in that old fuse box to supply power to the new sub panel. The wire needs to be sized based on the sub panel and the fuses size.
You also need a neutral and a ground wire to your new sub panel.
 
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Old 12-05-14, 02:57 PM
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I doubt that this is done much. Normally a larger panel is installed so everything is on a breaker and not split between breakers and fuses.
 
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Old 12-05-14, 06:55 PM
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If you still have fuses, the service is at least 50 years old and probably needs to be entirely replaced.
 
 

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