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How to Safely Turn Off Power at the Electrical Panel

Power panels in a home usually contain circuit breakers but older homes may still have a fused panel.

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In most any electrical home repair project you will need to safely turn off the power either to just one circuit or to the whole house. This tutorial will describe the types of power panels you may encounter in the home (circuit breaker or fused); and how to turn off just a branch circuit (just one circuit in the home) and how to turn off all the power in the home by turning off the main power disconnect.

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