Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Hi to all,
Barron, it is hard to determine the service amperage from what you have posted, but remember the available amperage is the lowest of the rated components. including:
I believe that the first picture that you posted shows the edge of the electrical meter which appears to be on a round base, If I am correct about that being the Meter, Then the supply cannot be bigger than 60 amps.
The service entrance should not be AWG 6 as this is too small for an SEC
Back in 1917 when the house was built the service probably would have been 25-30amps, but it is fairly rare to see a supply now that is that small.
I would site the service as being Probably a maximum of 60 amp, and recommend that the system be further evaluated by a licesned electrician due the the limited supply and the age of the system.
BTW many carriers will not insure a home with a 60amp supply
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