About 5-6 weeks ago at 9:30 p.m. and at 32º, we lost almost all power at home. Looking out the windows, we decided it wasn't the town or even the neighborhood - it was US. Must have blown a fuse. I am not a "fuse" person, more a flip the switch person. I didn't even want to tread out and check to see if it was a fuse. I say "we lost almost all power" because I still had power in my bedroom and the light switches in the hall bathroom.
The next morning bright and early, Fred comes and I was right - a fuse. Well, then he proceeds to tell me that as a licensed electrician in the State of NM, he cannot work on my fuse box until I agree to upgrade from 50 amp to a minimum of 100 amp, as per current manufactured home code. Oh, what the heck lets go with 150 amps; but the State's manufactured home inspector says no when he comes by, we have to go to 200 amps! Has something to do with the inside master switch being 100 amps.
Here is my new one at 200 amps:
|That little box hanging down is the size of my old fuse box.|
My lord, the incoming wire is as big as the diameter of my thumb.
First the state's manufactured home electrical inspector had to come by before Fred could get started and approve Fred's plan, then Fred put up the box and that tall pipe what ever it is called; then the regular electrical state inspector had to come by and give his approval; then the manufactured home electrical inspector had to come back and give his approval; then we had to wait for the city to hook us up to their line (meanwhile we were existing on a temporary fix and juggling using appliances so we wouldn't blow the whole thing up again). The city tied us into the power supply this morning!
|Was so glad to see him this morning after this long wait.|
So if you are driving by at night and see this huge glow on the east side of town up on a hill, you will know where I live.