I'm going to be finishing the basement in my 28 year old house. Currently the entire basement (~1700 sqft) is going through a single 15a breaker, which isn't ideal. There's no room on the existing panel for additional breakers, but for some reason the (gas only) range is on a 50a circuit by itself.
My question - would it be fairly easy for an electrician to swap out the wires so that more current is available to the basement? If it's feasible, any ideas on the ballpark cost I should expect?
Sorry if this isn't enough info - I stay away from plumbing & electricity work so I don't have much knowledge here.
The range only requires 15A per the specs.
Regarding the current main panel, I've added links to some pictures - it looks to me like it's a 150A panel, but if I'm counting right the total of the breakers on the branches is 315A (which is 15A over what is allowed right?)
I think the utility box is 200A, so could I just replace the main 150A breaker w/ a 200A breaker & then run 60A to a subpanel?