Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I have to agree with Jeff P. Load calcs are well beyond the scope of a home inspector and I would certainly shy away getting involved from recommending one, unless of course you are coming across a 4,000 sq foot home with a 60 amp service. ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)
Typically when I recommend a load calc, I am seeing more than 80% of the capacity of the panel being used at the same time. That means you are using the electric stove, electric water heater, electric heater or A/C unit, electric dryer....etc. at the same time which is possible.
I too have come across those situations where the insurance company refused to insure a home because it had a 60 fused dis-connect. There was hardly anything at all in the home electrical wise since it was gas almost everything....stove, heater, water heater.
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