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Question DetailsAsked on 11/2/2013

How must should it cost to update electrical panel from edison screw fuses to modern switch panel

I live in a remodeled condo but the electrial panel is the type that take edison screw fuses. I'd like to get the electrical ;panel update to a more modern set up with the fuse/switches

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Oops - category error - I have flagged it to Angie's List - instead of Home > Insulation, should be Home > Electrical category under your question - check that category in Browse Projects at lower left for a lot of responses about new panel costs - generally, you are looking at around $1-2,000 in general numbers.

Before you jump into the job, check whether replacing the panel will also require you to totally rewire your house if you have knob and tube wiring, or paper or fabric wire insulation, or aluminum house wiring - that could double to quadruple your cost if your local code requires that be upgraded if the panel is upgraded.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Given that you have the old screw fuses I can almost guarantee you have old wiring that will also need to be replaced/updated. What surprises me is that your condo has been remodeled but the electrical components have not been upgraded. I'm not sure how they legally got by with that. Like LCD said, if it is just the panel plan on anywhere from $1-2,000. Assuming the wiring was not upgraded with the remodel plan on another $3-4000 for rewiring including drywall repairs for a small condo. A single family house is usually $6-10,000 for a complete system upgrade, sometimes more if there are unusually long wire runs.

Answered 6 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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