What You Need to Know About Old Fuse Boxes

Recently I installed a 220V line in my shop and had to learn how to do it with the fuse box my shop runs on. If you have this, I, like the rest of the internet, first recommend you replace it with a to code breaker box. If you’re like me and can’t, here’s what I learned.

***NOTE ***
The biggest downside to wiring 220 in a fuse box like this is that it's possible for one leg of your 220 circuit to pop without the other. Some sensitive equipment can be damaged by this when you try to power it up on only one leg. Modern 220 breakers are called double pole breakers because if one leg trips, it will cut both legs.

Again, I am not a certified electrician, call one if you have questions.

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