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Old 07-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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was reading about Federal Pacific stab-locs


I didnt get the full story. Are all Federal Pacific stab-lock boxes bad? Or just the older ones?

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Did you read this report?

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Google "Federal Pacific recalls"
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Chances are if your home has a Federal Pacific panel its a good idea to replace it. The story behind it is long but in a nut shell FPE cheated on their UL listing with many defective breakers being sold. Most experts recommend replacing them.
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Us or Canada?
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Those would be Federal Pioneer.
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In addition to what has been said above, just based on the age of the equipment it warrants replacement, then take into account the reported issues.

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Ive replaces 4 Federal pacific panels this year. 3 for people who bought the homes from sellers who really didnt care and one for a bank because the inspector saw it and told them it needed to be upgraded. If you have a Federal Pacific stab lock, replace the thing.

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