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Marnie

06:57PM | 04/22/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
21 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
How can change my homes amperage from 100 to 200?

fragasaurus

05:44AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
First, this is a job for a professional. An electrician can come in and install a new sub-panel. It will/may also require new lines from the pole to your house. This is something we are looking at doing as well. The cost in the Northeast is somewhere around $1,500 depending on several factors. Good luck.

tedp

05:51AM | 04/23/03
Consider going higher. I had mine done years ago (don't remember the cost) from 100 to 200, and wish now that I'd gone higher. Don't know about the cost ramifications of going higher, but I'm noticing the sum of all my breakers nearing or exceeding (don't remember which) the limit of the main breaker. Am remodeling a kitchen, and it seems that I need several separate circuits to do things right. And, in most areas, unless it's just a few lights, you'll want to go to 20 amps and 12 ga wire, so it's an issue. They add up fast.

Marnie

06:07AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
21 lifetime posts
Thanks allot for the advise. I already called an electrician and looking at doing it this weekend. Thank you

joed

06:49AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
The sum of all breakers often excede the the value of the main breaker. That is not valid reason for upgrading. You need to do a proper load calculation.

electricmanscott

04:40PM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
Ted your house must be HUGE if 200 amps is not enough. As joe said the sum of the breakers does not determine the amperage needed.

tedp

09:39PM | 04/25/03
Not really, I'm just one of those folks that would build a 6 lane bridge to cross a stream. Thanks for straightening me out, guys.

ACD

02:57PM | 04/29/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Gee would 200 amps be enough for a 6000SF home, 4 car garage and a horse barn? I sure hope so, dont want to go through rewiring all that stuff again.
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