Updating a house to 100 amps

I think it is also fair to say that this work was done without the benefit of such inspections. what he's done there is not proper, and it doesn't sound like he changed the meter can either. No, the branch circuits are in the new 200 amp panel after the 200 amp disconnect.

This can lead to the new owners getting their power shut off without notice. The 200 amp panel is being fed through the old 100 amp service panel, but the branch circuits in that panel have been eliminated.

This news often comes as a surprise to all parties in a house-sale transaction because the home is clearly currently insured.

At the time of writing of this article, insurance companies are not yet chasing down existing policies to demand an electrical upgrade. There is nothing inherently unsafe about a 60-amp service itself, but a home with this service often generates associated risks.

For example, old panels may corrode or overheat, causing a fire or damage to your internal wiring. In addition, appliances may run on less-than-full power, decreasing their efficiency.Am I correct in my thinking that this is an incorrect application? I always recommend that the client check for permits for any upgrades that are done.Shouldn't the main disconnect be 100 amp or else upgrade the entrance cable to 4/0 I think it's fair to say that in the areas in which you inspect, the power companies (not the local jurisdictions) require an inspection after modifications to the service equipment. In this case it will just make your case stronger for replacement.The service size, however, indicates nothing more than the maximum current you can draw through your electrical system at one time.The more high-power electrical fixtures and appliances you have, the larger service size you will need.