On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 16:51:15 -0400, "ALOE.org"
The earth is a mass like any other object, and has no such privileged
status (that's just SLIGHTLY less unreasonable than anthropocentrism).
Falling is a movement caused by gravity, and it's happening to ALL
BTW, earth is also falling into the sun (that's part of what an orbit
Drop a football and both objects (earth and football) move equally
(there's no way around that unless one or both were being restrained
by some external force).
It's the state of the world today, I'm afraid. Everyone feels the loss
of control in their lives and some project that to their posts. It's
gotten better here lately; I actually left for several months because of
it making reading relevant next to impossible.
Nobody here can tell what condition your panel/wiring/etc. are in but an
electrician came and looked and said "ok". What are we supposed to
BTW, the increase in size from 90 to 100A is certainly ok if that's your
concern--wiring is not sized in such fine increments--wired sized to be
adequate for 90A is the same size as would be used for 100A.
I'd say the answer to the question is afa anyone here can tell, go w/
the electrician assuming he is a reputable one, not somebody you found
by knowing someone who has a b-i-l who moonlights as a fly-by-night on
the side handyman...
The electrician should have checked to make sure the box and the
supply will support 100. I believe it is likely it would, but without
seeing it, I guessing is the best I could do.
Those that are suggesting this might be a good time to consider
increasing your service to say 200 amps are doing you a favor. Ask
your electrician about it. If you have a small home and really don't
need it, then 100 should be fine.
First, if your house has a 90 amp service, it must be old. Therefore, it is
from a time before we had toasters, microwaves, and all the gobs of goodies
everyone plugs into the wall sockets.
If you want to just save and use your 90 amp panel, you need to go through,
and throw out about half your "stuff", as you don't have enough electricity
to run it all. You could do that, and many people do when it costs too much
to upgrade, or they like a simpler lifestyle, or, say at a cabin where
service is limited. Or, you can just run certain things at certain times,
remembering not to use the microwave when the AC is on, etc, etc, etc, but
that is a pain, and something always ends up overloaded.
If you want to upgrade, you will have to run much more than a panel. Sure
you could put in a 200 amp panel, or a 400 or a 12,000. But from there, the
wires have to take it all over the house, and there again is where you are
weak. You'll need to upgrade all through the house, add outlets, add
heavier wire, etc.
Whatever you do, have a licensed electrical company do it, don't cheap out,
and wire for the future. You're betting your house on it.
What a load of garbage. You have no way of knowing that.
[snip of utterly useless drivel masquerading as "advice"]
She already hired a professional electrician to come out and look at it. And
you think you know more about the situation than the guy who was actually
there. What amazing arrogance. And what amazing foolishness.
Um, you forgot to say that I'm humble enough to say that she should have it
assessed by a professional where she lives instead of trying to get "advice"
in a newsgroup populated by the usual subjects.
And you seem to have a knack for stating quite a lot about the situation
without ever having set foot in the OPs state!
What's up with that?
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