Sears Homart Fuse Box

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Old 11-22-20, 03:59 PM
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Sears Homart Fuse Box

Hello everyone! Newbie on here, just bought an old house and I've got a 60 amp Fuse box made by Homart. I'm trying to figure out how old the box is and see if I should replace it. I live alone and I'm a light user of electronics so I could live with 60 amps (I lived on a boat with 30 for a year) but it may be too old to keep. If anyone can help or comment

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on the attached pics I'd welcome your feedback.
 
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Old 11-22-20, 06:06 PM
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Those fuse are over sized. You need to change the #4 bathroom to a 15amp and probably the #6 also.
There is a good chance that all of them should be 15 amps. but that needs further investigation to see if the circuits have #12 or #14 cable on the circuit.

If you replace it you likely will need a whole new service. 100 amp would be smallest that would installed.
 
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Old 11-22-20, 06:57 PM
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If it is Sears, it is likely made by somebody else.

Fuses perform the same function as a standard circuit breaker, they are just not as convenient. At least follow Joed's recommendations and make sure the wires are properly fused. Then, I would recommend budgeting for a service upgrade at a later date.
 
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Old 11-22-20, 09:29 PM
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Homart was an early manufacturing subsidiary of Sears. I don't remember ever seeing those panels by themselves. They were usually found with Homart homes and were offered as part of the house package. That fuse box is most likely from 1940-1950. The link below is a little history on Homart homes offered by Sears Roebuck.

Homart homes
 
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Old 11-23-20, 10:19 AM
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Those Homart pages are amazing! Thank you for posting them.
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Nice I love those old electrical panels and that Sears Homart page is neat, Long live made in USA items PS: Sears actually makes nothing the fist three digits are the actual OEM or maker of the product
I found This list for their appliances I would love to find a complete list for all their items.
 
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Can you imagine that..... a kit house..... not a prefab. Pretty cool.
 
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A kit house neat so you bought it piece by piece and put it together yourself?
 
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Sears WAS the future. They had it all including bad management. They should be where amazon is now. The upper management sold out and Sears is done for.

The Sears catalog was the first mail order catalog that sold everything. You could order a house that came in boxes. All the parts and instructions. Many options could be added and changed. You'd order electrical devices for your home.
 
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Nice any links on where to view those if available?
 
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Old 11-23-20, 11:06 PM
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If you go to the top of the page there are links. Identifying a Sears home
 
 

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