Last fall I had my oil furnace replaced with a new electric forced air furnace in my 1985 manufactured double wide home. There is a 200 amp service box inside the home that was built with the home. New wiring was installed from the breaker box to the new furnace when it was installed.
Durring the winter when the furnace was running and the electric dryer at the same time, the breaker OUTSIDE on the pole would trip. I believe it is a 100 amp breaker in that box. I was told by the electric company that the wire from the meter up to the top of the pole needs to be replaced with 200 amp wire. The electrician says that the wires from the meter that go down underground and then into the house also need replaced because the wire may not be heavy enough and may get hot. Is this true? even though the breaker box in the house says on the tag that it is a 200 amp service box and there are two rows of breakers.
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