Respectfully, I picked this from the archives and because the subject was covered in detail at the convention I believe like the second poster that there are not always problems associated with old panels:
How many of you guys/gals will flag a panel, just because it’s only 60A?
(Yes, 3-wire 60A … and for a small house without any heavy heating or cooling load I wouldn’t red flag that for an upgrade unless it was overloaded, but would list that as a “concern” due to expansion limitations) –
Robert O’Connor, PE
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http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/templates/NACHI/images/icon_minipost.gifPosted: Mon, Feb 16th, 12:37 AM Post subject: I see 60 amp service all the time in one particular condo complex. I let them know of my concerns, but if service and panel are in good shape, it’s typically not a defect in my eyes.
Rob, Is it true that in NYC now, a 60 amp service is an automatic mandatory upgrade to 100 amps, as per AHJ and Con Ed? –