Electrical Wiring in the Home/sylvania box

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225amp
225amp  
Hello there Bob,
I have an older 225amp sylvania box and breakers. have a 90amp double (furnace), 30amp double (H2O heater) and two 20amp double for lights and receptacles. I would like to add a line for a fridge 20amp single pole, two lines for additional lights and receptacles both 20amp and a 40amp double for a stove. Is this too much for the box to handle?
Thanks
Marc

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Marc,

Your panel indeed says its rated for 225 amps but that doesn'
t necessarily mean its being supplied with 225 amps. In other words its possible that its being supplied by a 200 amp breaker not 225. It could even be a 150 amp breaker. Its hard to tell from the picture exactly what size the wire is and if its copper or aluminum. See if you can find out what size the Main breaker is then I can answer your question.

Bob
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"The Frank Williams School of Electrical Construction". My dear old boss is 100 ! and still going God Bless him. I started working for "Tenafly Electric" right out of high school at 19. He was tough but I learned more working for him in 8 and half years than most guys. We did mostly industrial work while doing some commercial and residential so I was fortunate to be exposed to all 3 areas of electrical construction. The guys I worked with were all good guys and I stay in touch with some of them still. Most of us went into our own buisness's which says something about the caliber of the guys I worked with. We had some interesting clients : Wella Corp. of shampoo fame, Farah Fawcett etc, I didn't buy shampoo for 10 years. It was a great place to work. Pan Am the former airline just before they went under, another great place to work, nice clean environment. C&C Metals, the largest button manufacturer in the US at that time, a not so clean environment but a very interesting place to work, lots of machine's cranking out buttons of all kinds but you had to be on your toes, it was a potentially dangerous place to be . All kinds of action going on around you.

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