Re: 50 Amp Fused Breaker Panel - Posted by Karl (Oh)
Posted by Karl (Oh) on March 09, 2002 at 23:13:04:
Is your question specific to the service panel only being 50 amps? A home that has a 50 amp box probably has a gas furnace, gas stove, and gas water heater. All the ones that I run into do. This isn?t necessarily a problem. But when you move a home, you have to run new electric to the home anyway. Its not that much more cost or effort to replace the service panel in the home, compared to the move. And you can use that as a selling point. Look, a new service panel! When I move these older homes, I routinely upgrade the old service panel to 100 amps. Lots of times they have the old screw in fuses, and need replaced anyway, to make the inspector happy.
Or are you asking if its worth messing with an older home altogether? If you?re moving a home to land, I?d look for something newer. Why waste a spot of private land on an old home, when you can get newer ones for the same price with a little more legwork? In other words, find one that needs to be moved.