- Mar 8, 2020
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Thirty years I have owned this house and I just discovered that two of the receptacles in my 1951 house are not turned off by removing any of the fuses. One fuse appears to not have any effect on any part of the electrical system. I suspect the original owner did something to bypass that fuse and will have an electrician investigate. If it is something that can simply be rewired, that will be great. However, I seem to recall that circuit breakers are safer than fusses because they will trip long before a fuse would blow. Is that true enough that it is worth the cost of replacing the fuses with a new breaker box even if not necessary for the repair? Also, the 100-amp fuse box is not a sub-panel o a 200-amp circuit breaker box I had installed when we first moved in. If I replace the fuses with circuit breakers, does that mean replacing the cable between the 200 and 100 amp boxes so that the new one will have an equipment ground? Thanks.