How much would it cost to have an old electric fused box updated to a new one?????

I have very old electric fuse box and im needing to sell my home but I think i will need to get the fuse box updated in order to do this. about how much will it cost to update the whole thing not just the fuses?

Asked By: Shanna L - 3/13/2007
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This is kind of a generic answer for any question that begins "How Much will it cost", when what is meant is how I ensure I pay a fair price and get a decent job done... More
Answered By: functionalanarchist - 3/16/2007
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depending on how many circuits you have and how old the wiring is,it could cost around $500-$1000
Answered By: alby 7 - 3/13/2007
Answered By: Garacaius - 3/13/2007
for mi as Escherichia to do this is minimum 5 -6 00.d.if the Bax is not to big,if the box is very big ,more than 15 breakers is 9-to 1100.d. and is cheap
Answered By: grace c symiacos - 3/13/2007
To have an electrician do this, probably $400 or so. It's around two or three hours of work plus supplies, which arn't a lot. Just hope you arn't opening up pandera's box... because some electricians won't touch an old fuse box if the wiring in the house is really old and needs to be updated... which would be a huge... More
Answered By: WhiskeyGuy - 3/13/2007
prices vary around the country, even within a state. here in CT, they will get $1,200. with a new line down the side of the house to the new box. the meters have to be moved outside now when it's done. i have an electrician friend who lives in NY, and there the same job runs $1,800-2,400. and these prices are without... More
Answered By: car dude - 3/13/2007
the job requires the use of a licensed electrical contractor... More
Answered By: hisemiester - 3/13/2007
have been looking to doing the same thing, have got some estimates, you are looking at $1000 give or take a couple depends on the amperage you have and what you want to go to, most homes use 100 amp or 200 amp boxes, if you stay with 100 you should be around $1000 or a little under, if you can go with a... More
Answered By: jim - 3/13/2007
The electrician will have to go all the way back to the meter base. Do get licensed electrician and have him pull the permits and have it inspected. It would be hard to give you a price without knowing the scope of the work involved. I would suggest getting at least several bids on the job. Just make sure you know... More
Answered By: fordman - 3/13/2007
Do not do it. The total wiring in the house probably needs redoing, so to do just a fusebox is of no benefit in selling the home... More
Answered By: James M - 3/14/2007
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