The easy answer is don't move there.
LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:02 pm
In the unlikely event they have two free fused circuits, they could run two 12-2 (plus ground) 120 volt 20A lines to a double throw shutoff switch, and convert it to 240 volts at the same amperage there, using the same regular 12-2 gauge wire. The two insulated wires would be converted to Hot and the ground would stay the ground. A cheap, safe way to provide 240 volt, 16 amp charging, using something like a Clipper Creek LCS-20 or HCS-20. Just make sure to mark the former Neutral wire with red tape or permanent ink at all connections. This should be done by an electrician, of course.
Amaizing, everything you just said is wrong.
Any answer other than rip out that fire waiting to happen and replace with modern equipment is a huge code violation.
Getting creative with a fuse panel is a great way to burn down a residence.
I don't think I have ever seen an old fuse panel that wasn't catastrophically overloaded, full of burned wires, had fuses replaced with coins, had the largest fuses installed regardless of wire size, ect.