Updating a house to 100 amps
Many people think that fuses are unsafe, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.A properly installed fuse is just as safe as a circuit breaker, but there are many reasons why fused homes can have problems, and I’ll discuss a few of the most common problems.We charge on the difficulty on the outside and if your existing panel is loaded up and how many circuits. Leroy installed a separate meter box and service panel.The arc fault breakers are expensive about 45$ our cost and required in all circuits except garage and bathrooms. They were very thorough, having the electric co turn off/on the electricity with an inspection. I bought a new house that was for closure I had gotten all my permits but didn't had an electrician I called ARS they came out and looked at the house they said I needed a new panel since it was going to be inspected by the city so the guy said it would be from the lowest 00-00 I wanted to be sure of this so I decided to get acouple more quotes and a few more opinions so I called John Moore and they said a few different things but sounded a little less fishy but quote was still a bit high then I caught a break when a friend recommended Cima Wërks at first it was a bit fishy cause I google them and nothing came up but he showed me his licenses and all and showed me step by step what need to be done and what he would do to up grade the service and pull the permits in less than 2 days he finish the jobs he updated the panel ran some wire to my water line he said it was for ground that the city requires due to some codes and put the new panel new breakers and it was done After searching websites such as Craigslist Long Island & Angies List we spoke to a few of our neighbors at a local event who had all used the same company thru word of mouth.So a good price ball park is 2300-2800$ depending plus I he permit . Daly Brothers upgraded our panel with permit for 00.00.
A typical service upgrade from a fuse panel to a breaker panel will be in the 00 - 00 range.In a new home, a kitchen will typically have one circuit for the dishwasher, one for the disposer, two for the countertop outlets, one for the lights, and another for the microwave and fridge.This is a minimal installation, and many electricians will also put the fridge on its own circuit, and have another 240 volt circuit for an electric range.This contractor took a K advance without looking into what needs to be fixed and then submitted an invoice of K after fixing it.
I need to know what he did (and didn't do) and if he is over-charging me. A heads up the material on a simple one is about 800$ our cost.Reuben Saltzman is a second-generation home inspector with a passion for his work.