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The most important benefit of upgrading your electrical system is that your home will be protected from fire hazards caused by overloaded circuits. You can sleep better knowing your home and family are protected. You will be able to use your modern appliances safely and your expensive electronic equipment will be protected.
As a 1957 172 owner, also in Ohio, please leave the shotgun panel alone. They look great as-is. I don’t know what your goal is, but there is plenty of room down with the push-pull buttons to install whatever you need.
Its just a question. I don’t own a plane at all but if I had one of that vintage I would definitely call Avion Research and explore my options. In my opinion the old panels don’t look good. Again just my opinion and not the end of the world.
If your home is older or the electrical system is outdated, it may be time for an electrical panel upgrade. Many older homes were built with only 50 to 60 amps of electrical service and few circuits. Modern electronic equipment can quickly overload an older system and cause problems for your home. An electrical panel upgrade will allow you to use appliances safely and will protect expensive electronic equipment, such as flat screen TVs, laptop computers and kitchen gadgets.
Installing solar on your home requires increased capacity for electricity. Choosing not to upgrade your electrical panel could prevent you from larger home additions such as a adding a spa, pool, electric vehicle, or increasing square footage to your home.
Upgrading your home’s electrical panel is an easy way to enhance your daily life as well as add value to your home that lasts into the future. But, because of the detailed nature and safety issues that come along with this type of work, hiring a professional electrician is often the best route. To get started today by connecting with pros in your area, head on over to our free lead generator to fill out your details and contact information.
In the modern era where electronics aren’t just a luxury but a way of life, upgrading an electrical panel to handle that extra load adds both function and value to your home. Homes from as late as the 1980s may not provide sufficient power to run modern devices, which should be a minimum of 100 amps — though most modern homes have a need for 200 amps.
“I have requested Shane as my tech and Midway has gone out of there way to make him available. Jeff has also been involved in resolving my A/C issues. Midway’s techs, operators and senior officers have gone above the normal customer service regarding my A/C units. I own a large laundromat and have two large units that require scheduled maintenance and work. I am please with Midways service.”
Retail price of the panel itself is $100 to $220. Total material costs depend on the type of unit and features you choose. In some cases, the local power company will need to install a new power supply and meter to meet the property’s new electrical needs. Meters cost $300 to $500 to replace. Small materials like fittings, connectors, and fasteners usually total less than $100.
When you look inside the breaker box you will see some rows of switches. This is the electrical panel. It distributes the main power line into smaller branch lines. Some of the switches are doubled or tripled together because they are larger branches designed to power appliances that require the most electricity. Inside the breaker box door, there should be a label that maps out the locations of the outlets and appliances according to the numbers on the switches. The switches also have numbers on the switch itself that tell you how many amps the branch line can carry before the breaker switch is tripped off. The electrical panel also has a main power breaker that can turn off power to the whole system.
Your electrical panel distributes electricity into your home from the utility’s power lines. By upgrading your electrical panel, the new panel will be able to bring more power into you home without overloading the system. If you are planning a kitchen remodel or adding an addition to your home, consider an electrical panel upgrade to ensure your electrical system is able to keep up with future electrical demands. An undersized panel may pose a safety risk, as an overloaded system can result in a fire.
Be sure to plan and install these electrical wiring projects by permit and obtain all inspections from your local building department. All electrical projects such as this is best installed by a licensed electrical contractor for best results and to ensure efficiency and accuracy.
At Midway Services, we are known as “Florida’s Most Trusted Service Company™.” Since 1957, we have built a solid reputation for providing the highest quality workmanship along with outstanding customer service. All Midway work is guaranteed 100% and our flat-rate pricing ensures there are no hidden costs. We also offer one-hour emergency service when scheduling permits.
PLEASE NOTE: During the panel upgrade you will not have power for the majority of the day, from roughly 8 AM to 1 PM. If you have any difficulties with the electricity outage during your panel upgrade, we will provide you with a generator upon request. Please notify your project manager if you would like to borrow a generator for that day.
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Your home’s heart might have a serious defect if it’s more than 25 years old, because there are some electrical panels back then that now have known safety issues due to poor designs. Electrical panels installed after 1990 are generally well designed and safe. Call Mr. Electric right away to replace the following types of defective panels:
Whether it’s a farm home in the country or a large commercial complex in the city, electrical systems are the lifeblood of modern properties. Electrical boxes control power in the house. When an upgrade is needed for added power usage or modernization, many factors can decide the costs. Before a home or business owner decides to commit to an upgrade, he or she should carefully consider all of the factors involved.
The main power line from your electric company connects directly to a box on the outside of your home, usually at a meter box. Then the line goes directly to the electrical panel inside of the “breaker box.” You can find your home’s breaker box in a garage, utility room, closet or basement. It’s usually painted gray.
Just wondering whether or not you use a torquing screwdriver, Electrical inspectors in my area are asking to see the device used for the installation and its certification before signing off. I was skeptical at first but now have seen data showing that even the most experienced electricians can vary widely from the recommended torque settings when going by “feel.”
Admittedly, they do look great. To each his own, though. I learned to fly in a 1963 Cessna 172D in 1964 and got my private certificate that year. When I was looking for a 172 to buy in 1999, I found N2686U (before and after panel photos in post #4 above) and thought the shotgun panel would be fine since that was the panel I learned to fly with. A few flights, though, convinced me that after decades of scanning standard 6-pack instrument arrangements, the old shotgun arrangement just wouldn’t hack it.
Old main panels have limitations on available space to add circuits or they have fuses (some insurance carriers will not insure a property that has fuses). Some old panels have had circuits added and have maxed out (most old panels are maxed out when the original construction was completed). Many old panels are of inferior quality and simply stop working and need to be replaced.
It would be tough. The entire forward fuselage of the 1961 and later 172s is a quite different design – including the panel, glareshield, windshield, upper cowl, control column location, and so on. If you’re looking to have gyro instruments with venturi tubes you need a vacuum pump, and the O-300 engine in the pre-1961 models was not designed to accommodate one.