How Do You Find the Fuse Box in Your House?

How Do You Find the Fuse Box in Your House?

How Do You Find the Fuse Box in Your House?

Fuse boxes are generally located on a wall in the basement, closet or garage near the electric meter. The box is typically rectangular, gray or black, and has a door on the front. Visual inspection near the electrical line entering the house from the meter should indicate a general area.

The fuse box may have glass or cartridge type fuses. The main power disconnect should always be turned off before inspecting or changing the fuses. A blown glass fuse can be identified by a cloudy or black smudge on the window of the fuse or a visible broken element inside. Diagnosis of a blown cartridge fuse requires a fuse tester or a multimeter with a resistance setting.