I have an older house (1950's) and the service breaker located at the front
of the property has a 40 amp Sq D type XO breaker that has gone bad. I have
been unable to find a replacement except for some used units for 70 dollars.
Home depot has a kit with the power meter holder as well as 6 20amp breakers
for 49. I would much rather upgrade to this then use the existing old
My question is do I have to get a permit to switch these? Will the power
company come out and disconnect me from my old box to the new one I install?
How much do electricians normally get to do this upgrade?
If you only have 40amp's going to your house and the breaker went bad it
maybe it's time to upgrade to something a little bigger. If all you
have in there is a 40 amp breaker I wouldn't go replacing it with a 50 amp
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