Hello, I recently bought an older house in St Albert, Alberta, Canada and for insurance purposes I need to upgrade the electrical panel from 60 amp to 100 amp. My spouse’s brother is a contractor and apparently installs panels in the townhouses that he builds all the time, despite not being an electrician. He said that he can buy a panel and install it for a couple hundred dollars (as opposed to the $2000 – $4000 quotes I got). I mentioned this to my father and he was leery, saying that it is not just installing the panel, it has something to do with running a new line outside (sorry I am not familiar with the repair) but to have him do it anyways. Now this has left me really confused, especially since I just looked up the electrical permit in my city and it asks for a master electrician number on it. Well, the companies to hire weren’t going to sent a master anyways. Is it possible for my borther in law to do this and to just have it inspected by a master electrician? Just looking for a little advice on the best course of action. I would love to save a bundle of money but I al so want to know what the right thing is to do here.
Ps – Do I need to get a permit for this for residential electrical work?