We are having an addition onto our house. We doubled the size of the home to about 2,950 square feet. I have wired the new addition up and need to switch out the fuse box to a breaker box.

Now, let me start by saying I donít have the money to pay someone to do this for me. We are tapped out as far as funds so I am doing much of the work myself. That said, I have to switch this out myself.

My house was built in 1942 and the fuse box and wiring have no ground. I installed an 8í grounding rod. I have a 200 AMP breaker box and all of the circuits are labeled and ready to be installed.

My current service coming in is cloth wrapped (fraying I might add), and I believe I am required to install conduit from the meter to the new breaker box. I am choosing to install plastic conduit.

My electric company said they will not provide any servicing to my homeís electrical service lines (from the street, above ground) until the breaker box is installed and inspected.

My question is this; do I disconnect the service from the fuse box live?