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Old 10-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #61
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Half hour of time and a couple wirenuts...$100

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you war an upgrade?
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Buy the house as get the upgrade
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You want the upgrade, but the house as is and get the upgrade. My apologies for my quick typing
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simmular issue here i have an Fedral Pacific panel
http://www.inspectapedia.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm
I didn't know about the issue with this panel just got a bad vibe when i looked at it. but in the offer before we had and inspector look at the house we asked for an upgrade to 200amp service and a new load center. the electricen gave us a price over the phone of 3000, the electricen the owener called in looked at the stituation and said 950 for the new load center, i thought this was okay till i found out about the current load center, now i know it will cost more. jsut waiting for the office home inspection report and to talk to the realistate agaent again.... the orignal plan was to turn the curent panel in to a subpanel till later then move every thing out to the new panel (load center)
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Plan on completeing the upgrade yourself but I hope you insisted all the issues concerning anything at all that would flicker be rectified. Flickering is not a normal electrical condition under any circumstances. Period and should be investigated and corrected.
I personally would insist. Can o worms might just actually be rusty too.
For what it is worth the last 2 zinsco services installed on houses I did work on had welded or rusted mains that would not open electrically. Condensation from the riser and no deflection had rendered them useless.
Zinsco went out of business for a reason.
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For what it is worth the last 2 zinsco services installed on houses I did work on had welded or rusted mains that would not open electrically. Condensation from the riser and no deflection had rendered them useless. Zinsco went out of business for a reason.
Have had the same happen with many other brands too. Moisture will do that to any panel. Have a murray panel change coming up that breakers are suck on the the bus and the main won't open. Have also see it happen to square d panels.
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This thread is ridiculous. Had it occurred to you, the OP, that the seller does not have to do anything. Perhaps there is a situation where it is not an option for her to get beat down 4000 in her asking price. You are buying the house and although you can ask for some concessions I don't find her position unreasonable. And at the point you have pushed to get these changes made I would have told you there was no way, on principle alone, I would sell you the house.
Secondly, coming on here and asking for estimates is ridiculous. Although the electricians on here can give you rough ideas without seeing things in person there is no way they can be overly accurate.
Buying an old house means you get old house issues that you are responsible for. I promise that even though you may get this solved, as soon as you get confident and comfortable things are going to to break and fall apart. It is the nature of the beast.
I would say I wish you the best of luck but sadly, I don't. I feel you are asking for a lot after the seller has told you their position. You obviously have little respect for her.

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