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Old 10-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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FPE StabLok Panel

Looking at a 40 yr-old house to potentially buy and went straight for the electrical panel. Noticed this little gem of a fireball

Question is...the Stab-Loks I have seen in the past always have a "main" disconnect inside, just like panels of today. This one does not seem to have one. The only verbiage of "main" is right below #7-9 breakers, says "Main For Lights" (sorry for the flash on the camera).

Am I completely missing something? If the offer on the house gets accepted, this will be first thing to change for insurance purposes, so, really a moot point anyway...just curious.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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FPE StabLok Panel

Split buss panel

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Old 10-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yep...thanks for the reply. Just did a read about how the split buss was used as a way of cutting costs on the manufacturing process. 1984 NEC changed this rule for new installations.

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