How do you upgrade your own electrical panel if you don't have the money for an electrical contractor?
You can enter an apprentice program and spend at least 6 years
learning the trade. Then pass the test. Electricians are not born,
they study and work to acquire their skills and if anybody thinks
"HOME DEPOT" can help, in this case they cannot. Call a Pro. By the
way I am not a Licensed Electrician, I was very lucky to work with
Professionals and learned what my limitations are, my advice is
given after 30 years of learning that engineering doesn't make you
Open a savings account
(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer]
Electricity is dangerous!
You can be injured or killed!
Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death!
Are you qualified to do this work?)
National Electrical Code definition, NFPA 70 2005 Article 100 I:
Qualified Person. "One who has skills and knowledge related to the
construction and operation of the electrical equipment and
installations and has received safety training on the hazards
Unfortunately, he is right
You wouldn't try to remove your child's brain tumor because you
can't afford a surgeon. This isn't brain surgery, but can be just
You may find that there are programs where you live to pay for this
on an emergency basis, or there may be loan programs set up to help
with low-interest loans.
Call the municipality where you live and ask about loans and HUD
Call every charitable organization you can find or think of.
Try your church...
Sorry, but I won't help you kill yourself.
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice
anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise
what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact,
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.