Updating to circuit breakers
The cost estimate includes: Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.
To lower Circuit Breaker Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.
If you have an existing underground service (doubtful with a fused installation, but I have changed several), the Utility may or may not allow you to do your own trenching, and supply the service laterals; then again, they may not. If you have any underground utilities, there is now a nation-wide (except for the People’s Republic of Chicago, and a few others) “one-call” utility locating number – 811.
You are required by law to call and give notice of your excavating project (even a single post hole) 48 hours prior to digging, to request that a “locate” be done on your property.
We just added 4 space heaters (1000W-1500W each) and if we have more than one on a circuit (15A circuit), it trips the breaker.
For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 6 breakers, the cost to Install a Circuit Breaker starts at 6 - 1 per breaker.
we are buying a older home and it has a fuse system, i want to change it for a 200 amp system, so i need some one to change the boxs out,,, how much would or should this cost. Let me begin by stating that the statement regarding the costs increasing if your jurisdiction has "more Codes" gave me a good laugh.
Often, it is the opposite; if the Contractor knows how to use the NEC to his advantage.
Some people assume that the panel needs to be upgraded to provide more power.
Others feel that dated electrical services are unsafe and do not provide the same level of protection that newer designs offer. But unless the existing service is creating problems with your electrical appliances and devices, or the insurance company is insisting on an upgrade, you may not need to spend the money.