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Electrical additions to an FPE/Stab Lok service


Robert Jones
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Home built in 1911. There is an FPE/Stab Lok service panel installed. The home was remodeled and now in the process of being flipped. There is new wiring, gfci outlets running from this panel(with city approval letter). Did I miss something? Should this panel have not been replaced?

I did recommend replacement.

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There is nothing that mandates the replacement of a FPE panel. I’ve found that a lot of electricians are not even aware of the problems with the FPE breakers. I guess they don’t teach it in the union schools.

However; it is my opinion it should be replaced because of the latent safety concerns and I tell my clients as much. I don’t tell them to have it checked out by a qualified electrician, I just tell them to have it replaced and educate them on why.

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