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  1. #1
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    Default Federal Pacific panel

    Question regarding electrical service in our church building.

    Original electrical came in through the meter to a 200A inline fuse disconnect. Then to a 100A inline fuse disconnect, which entered the building and fed a Federal Pacific load center. FP box also has a 50A feed over to a Seimens sub-panel.

    100A disconnect has been replaced with a 200A Square-D Homeline panel, with a 100A feed into the old FP panel. All done by a licensed electrician w/ permit and inspected.

    Nobody said anything about the Federal Pacific panel.

    Research I've done indicates that Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok breakers may not trip when an overcurrent condition exists, causing fires, etc.

    Question: Did FPE produce panels that are okay? I'm not sure if this is a Stab-Lok panel. (I'm not there right now) I do know it's Federal Pacific. I remember seeing screws on the front w/ cover in place marked "raise". Is there anything specific I should be looking for? Should I be strongly recommending this panel be replaced?

    Thanks,
    John

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    Default Re: Federal Pacific panel

    My post got redirected for some reason. General rule if it is a FP panel replace or increase insurance.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Federal Pacific panel

    Thanks Jack. I'll make a recommendation at the next board meeting.

    Just read an article about a woman who had her insurance cancelled because the insurer found out she had a FP panel.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Federal Pacific panel

    I'm getting my FPE panels replaced. From what data I could gather from ******, it appears that they all need to be replaced.

    Hopefully this site is helpful FPE information.

    Hopefully posting this link isn't an issue - if so - let me know and I'll remove it!

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