Understanding An Old School Fuse Box - YouTube Click to view on Bing6:57Here's a quick review of how to use a fuse box (with the screw-in fuses) safely and some discussion about what to look out for in an old house. Here's a quick review of how to use a fuse box (with the screw-in fuses) safely Author: enduringcharmViews: 218K A Guide to Screw-In Fuses and How They Work A fuse box is a type of electrical service panel, which is a sort of control board for the entire electrical system of a house. While any home built around 1960 or later has a service panel full of circuit breakers, panels in older houses used fuses to provide over-current protection for the household circuits.Author: Bob Formisano Fuses and Fuse Boxes 101: Types, Sizes, Blown Fuses, and ApplicationsLayoutSymptomsSafetyFuses are the precursor to modern breakers. Fuse boxes are less common than breaker boxes, but still exist in some homes. Heres a look at the ins and outs of a fuse box:See more on thespruce Types of Fuse Boxes Electrical service panels distribute electricity to a building through fuses. Because of the advancement in technology, there have been several different styles and types of fuse panels built and installed since electricity became a norm in the early 1900s. Fuse panels range in size from 60 to 200 amps per panels.