View Full Version : Well time for an outdoor electrical upgrade

01-01-2010, 02:41 PM
well the other night at 11:30pm we blew 1 cartridge of our 60 amp safety switch that comes off my meter. i had to make a mad dash around town trying to find a new cartridge fuse. so my plans this year are to upgrade the main safety switch panel to a 200 amp one and run 100 amp to the house and 100 amp to the garage/christmas lights. cant wait to get that done. if i killed the cartridge with only 25k lights i hate to see it when i get the rest up, lol. i hope my cousin can get me a good deal on one. i have seen them for like 150 bucks. 1 nice thing is he owns his own electrical contracting company and my uncles are reg. elect. so that will save me some cost woot.

01-01-2010, 03:17 PM
Check Craig's list. I found a 100 amp one for only $20 that I used for a remote panel. It was new in the box and even came with the breakers that I needed. I added the GFCI outlets.
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01-02-2010, 12:17 PM
i tried looking with no luck. the saftey switch ones are a pita to find over 60 amps. i have plenty of breaker space left in the garage and on the pole. i have 2 subpanels to feed.

i do like that setup. very nice.