Can I Replace All My Fuses WIth Time Delay Fuses?


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matt_milligan2

The odd time when I do a renovation I large power tool blows a fuse on
start up. Given that Time delay fuses are the same price at regular
fuses, would there be any problem in using time delay fuses exclusively
in my fuse box?
 
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hallerb

If your talking about the screw in glass type your better off buying
mini breakers, they screw in like fuses, when they trip a small button
pops out, just push to reset.

being its a breaker it has auto time delay built in.

I used them exclusively before upgrading to breakers years ago.

not as cheap as fuses but way more convenient....

you really need to plan on replacing your service, if you attempt to
sell your home it will be a BIG issue......
 
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Tim Fischer

you really need to plan on replacing your service, if you attempt to
sell your home it will be a BIG issue......
Nothing unsafe about fuses IF the correct sizes are used, and the service is
sufficient for the needs of the house...

Of course, a modern breaker panel with larger service is always going to be
a better selling point. But a proper fuse panel shouldn't be a dealbreaker,
unless you have strange local regs, or a really picky/paranoid buyer...

-Tim
 
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hallerb

Of course, a modern breaker panel with larger service is always going to be
a better selling point. But a proper fuse panel shouldn't be a dealbreaker,
unless you have strange local regs, or a really picky/paranoid buyer...

-Tim
obviously you havent sold a home recently, buyers now demand perfection
or large price cuts.

things like demanding GFCIs in a 50 year old home.......

Hey lets get a estimate to bring this all up to current code and just
deduct from purchase price:(
 
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hallerb

note all circuit breakers for homes are designed as time delay......
 
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Pop`ö

obviously you havent sold a home recently, buyers now demand
perfection or large price cuts.

things like demanding GFCIs in a 50 year old home.......

Hey lets get a estimate to bring this all up to current code and just
deduct from purchase price:(
No...more likely it sounds like you're either guessing or have had ONE
experience lately.
 
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hallerb

No...more likely it sounds like you're either guessing or have had ONE
experience lately.
no I sold a home nearly 2 years ago......

lots of friends report the same issues, primarily driven by the home
inspection industry.

just go ask a realtor who is selling homes today.....

realtor say they sell homes twice initially then after inspection
 
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Tim Fischer

no I sold a home nearly 2 years ago......

lots of friends report the same issues, primarily driven by the home
inspection industry.

just go ask a realtor who is selling homes today.....

realtor say they sell homes twice initially then after inspection
Really depends on the market. 5 years ago a buyer couldn't demand anything,
as there were 8 other buyers waiting with offers, sometimes even higher ones
than the asking price. Today things have cooled down considerably and
there's more homes than buyers in many markets...

I was fortunate to have sold 4 years ago during the "seller's market".
Unfortunately I also had to buy during that period, and the seller woudn't
budge on any of the issues we brought up -- and they were a lot more
significant than a perfectly-safe fuse panel...

-Tim
 

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