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How can you tell what the amp service is in your house?


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2013-04-05 15:58:07
2013-04-05 15:58:07

I would have to say that the amperage label on the main breaker would designate the amount of amps coming into the house.

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Look at the number on the handle of the main breaker. That number is the rating of the breaker and at what amperage the breaker will trip. If you have a main fuse switch the number on the fuse is the tripping amperage. This will be the amount of current that the service is rated at.

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Look on the handle end of the main breaker. There should be a number there. That is the amperage of the main breaker. That is the size of your house service.

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Look on the handle end of the main breaker. There should be a number there. That is the amperage of the main breaker. That is the size of your house service.

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The current output cannot exceed what is available. 1,000 amp service to a house is rather unreasonable and most likely would not be provided by the utility anyway. 100 amp or 200 amp service would be more likely.

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Absolutely not. A 60 amp whole house service is totally insufficient to power todays home, especially a 2800 square foot house. The NEC (National Electric Code) requires a minimum of 100 amp electrical service to any single family residence.

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Check the nameplate on the service panel. There it will tell you what the buss capacity is. On a 200 amp service nothing in the wiring configuration is allowed to be less than that the service rating. In the market there are 200 amp 42 circuit distribution panels.


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