Updating the electrical in a house
To start, how can I say that a properly installed fuse is as safe as a circuit breaker?
Oftentimes, several wires will be connected to a single fuse lug, but each fuse is supposed to have one wire.The price will continue to go up if new circuits are added to the home, or other wiring upgrades are performed.The bottom line is that there is nothing inherently wrong with fuses, but most old fuse panels have enough problems to warrant replacement.Circuit breakers are designed to trip when too much current passes through for too long a period of time. A typical 60 amp fuse box might have one 240 volt circuit for an air conditioner or electric range, plus four more fuses for the rest of the wiring in the home.Circuit breakers can be reset after they trip, which is a huge advantage over fuses, but they don’t add any level of safety. Compared to the minimum number of circuits required today, this is totally insufficient.
This is often referred to double tapping, or double lugging.