The following few pictures are from a 100 amp Panel Replacement our electricians carried out very recently. Our electrician took pictures at key intervals throughout the day and we include come running commentary along side the pictures.
The Old 100 amp panel
This is the electrical panel before we started work on the 100 amp Panel Replacement. It is the original panel from when the house was build. Circuit breakers only have a limited lifespan (same as any appliance) of around
15 to 20 years. It is our recommendation that any panel over 20 years old needs replacing right away.
As you can see the panel and panel board are quite a mess. This is form years of add-ons. The owner was planning renovation but the panel was to small to accommodate any extra circuits. Some of the circuits had multiple circuits in the breaker. “Double tapping” two circuits off one breaker is against code and is outright dangerous.