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Old 8/22/13, 11:23 AM
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Have a federal pacific 200 amp main service disconect. Should it be reported on as needing replacement? Panels have been replaced.

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Old 8/22/13, 11:26 AM
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Why did you see any thing wrong with other then the name .
Looks OK to me .
.So I see no reason to report it.
If it said SQ D on the out side would you be asking this question



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Old 8/22/13, 11:31 AM
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Why did you see any thing wrong with other then the name .
Looks OK to me .
.So I see no reason to report it.
If it said SQ D on the out side would you be asking this question
Probally not ,just wanted to hear from some others to see if the name scared you.
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Old 8/22/13, 11:43 AM
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Many here are "scared" of the name, so don't be surprised when someone jumps in and calls it a latent fire hazard.

Disregard any such response and look at the panel/disconnect for yourself.

In this particular instance, I see no reason to give this disconnect a second look.



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Old 8/22/13, 12:15 PM
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There's nothing "Stab-lok" about this panel/breaker. The ones that had "issues" were the Stab-Lok type. FP made other panels that didn't use stab-lok breakers.
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Old 8/22/13, 12:35 PM
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There's nothing "Stab-lok" about this panel/breaker. The ones that had "issues" were the Stab-Lok type. FP made other panels that didn't use stab-lok breakers.
What are your concerns with stab-lok and what do you say about them .
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Old 8/22/13, 12:49 PM
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Thanks I appreaciate the response. Only issue was the name, everything else was good. CMA
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Old 8/22/13, 1:05 PM
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The insurance company may have a problem with it if you did a four point.



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Old 8/22/13, 3:03 PM
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The insurance company may have a problem with it if you did a four point.
Some times there is just no way to win. This was on my mind, but I was only doing the home inspect today. With no defect to the discount there is nothing to report, with insurance it needs reporting. Thanks
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Old 8/22/13, 6:27 PM
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Stab-lok FP breakers were known to overheat and not trip under a fault. When I see them in a home I just report that it is working or Not and give a link where the customer can read some info on it for themselves.








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Old 8/22/13, 6:29 PM
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Stab-lok FP breakers were known to overheat and not trip under a fault. When I see them in a home I just report that it is working or Not and give a link where the customer can read some info on it for themselves.
Gee would you post that link so we can all see this information . Thanks . Roy



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Old 8/22/13, 6:49 PM
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Roy, here is an article I reference to clients.
http://inspectapedia.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm








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Judging from the size of that it appear to only be a disconnect switch and not an OCPD.
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Old 8/22/13, 11:13 PM
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looks like a service disconnect to me...200 amps...and it was off next to the meter. Looks like the service breaker to me.



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Old 8/22/13, 11:25 PM
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Stab-lok FP breakers were known to overheat and not trip under a fault. When I see them in a home I just report that it is working or Not and give a link where the customer can read some info on it for themselves.
Please research the info you're passing off to your clients. The site you provided in your subsequent post is full of misinformation and unsubstantiated allegations.



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