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I am purchasing a house. The home inspection reported it has

I am purchasing a house. The home inspection reported it has the original electrical fuse panel with double taps and all circuits used. In addition, it appears that the power to it is 3-phased. It has 2-150 amp fuses and 1-100 amp fuse, and they reflect sparking. I don't understand why it would have 2-150 and 1-100 amp fuses but I understand 110 and 220 so maybe it is okay. What is your opinion?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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my house is about 70 years old and suddenly one fuse blew off.

my house is about 70 years old and suddenly one fuse blew off. After unplugging all the appliances to which the blown fuse line supplies power, i replaced several times and each time the fuses were blown off. So i tried find where a short occurs by opening all the outlet boxes and was able to find none. what shall I do?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I have a problem with xantrex mppt60-150 charge controller,

I have a problem with xantrex mppt60-150 charge controller, doesn't seem to pass current to inverter xw6048. Can you help ?

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I am looking for a ball park figure to replace an old fuse

I am looking for a ball park figure to replace an old fuse box to a new electrical fuse box.

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Jason

Lead Service Technician

Associate Degree

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Hi I am buying a 100 year old multi- family house, some of

Hi I am buying a 100 year old multi- family house, some of it has been upgraded electrically but the fuse box is still old fashioned, and some of the wiring is still original, some of the sockets have been replaced but not all of them and there was also an addition to the building maybe 50 yrs ago which I am not worried about, just the original wiring.the last electrician who inspected it said( supposedly) that the old wiring wasn't a fire hazard and the old fashioned fuses will work fine, its just not as easy as a breaker box.They have a bunch of old fuses in case one goes off, but the owner says it hasn't ever been a problem and he's owned the building for 6 yrs.Also were can I find a good electrician to inspect the electric on this place?Please pass on the question if you haven't had experience with old houses.

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electrifier

Owner - Contractor

Bachelor's Degree

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Hot water supply. My Son has phoned to ask why the electrical

Hot water supply.My Son has phoned to ask why the electrical fuse to the the normal hot water supply in his apartment 'blows' immediately it is changed. The system is an Economy Seven. What are the most likely causes please? He says he does not have an Immersion heater and yet says he can use a separate switch to get hot water if neede so I think he's mistaken?

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Sir Sparks

Owner

State & UK Certified Master electri

2,134 satisfied customers
I have a Frank Adam 100 amp Electric Fuse box wit 24 screw

I have a Frank Adam 100 amp Electric Fuse box wit 24 screw in fuse spaces and several of them are not working any longer. If I touch one leg of the voltage meter to the center fuse contact and the other probe to the screw part of the fuse contact I get zero voltage on the defective sockets. Where as on the ones that are working if I unscrew a fuse and test that socket I get a 110 voltage reading on that meter. Can you tell me why the other circuits are not working or how to repair it

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Kevin

Owner

High School or GED

240 satisfied customers
I recently had a potenial buyer have my home inspected and

I recently had a potenial buyer have my home inspected and they are claiming that my home has no ground line, is this serious and expensive and possible deal breaker?

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Hi This may seem a strange question but is there such a thing

Hi This may seem a strange question but is there such a thing as electrical gremlins? lol As we have moved into our new house just two years ago we have replaced a toaster kettle microwave 2 washing machines a dishwasher 2 televisions 2 sky + boxes 2 hovers hairdryers and lightbulbs blow all the time tripping of our electric fuses this seems really strange and is causing alot of expense this also has increased our electicity bills as it is now nearlly 3 times as much as our gas bill and in our previous house this was about the same as our gas bill. I would be very grateful for any help as this is becoming a big mysterious problem Thankyou

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Jason

Lead Service Technician

Associate Degree

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