Buying an old farmhouse with a Zinsco panel


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Old 06-29-16, 10:30 PM
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Buying an old farmhouse with a Zinsco panel

I'm not an electrician but I do know that this is a mess! Anyone know about the CH retrofit kit.... I'm hoping they make one for this set up. This is exactly the way I found this. No cover.... it was on the floor.....for obvious reasons...they wouldn't be able to get it on due to the wires hanging out.... what else do you all see wrong? I don't know why there are sooooooooo many breakers and circuits........ I tried to see if there were two service lines coming into the house or three. I could only see two... not sure how to post a photo??
 
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Old 06-29-16, 10:41 PM
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Old 07-01-16, 10:07 AM
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We can't see the photo, but general advice would be to plan on a service replacement. Zinsco panels are now old enough at this point that the rest of the service entrance is probably reaching end of life too.
 
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Old 07-01-16, 04:21 PM
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You can probably buy an off the shelf panel much cheaper than the retrofit kit.
 
 

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