1963 service panel

Originally Posted By: dgiblin
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Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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I’d pull it. There is an area here that still has several of those older style panels. You’ll usually find lots of homeowner wiring inside to write up! icon_eek.gif


Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Kinda like a drunk who is currenty driving down the road. What the heck’s the problem with that. He hasn’t crashed, YET!


Why do you need an electrician to "evaluate" it. Isn't that what your client hired you for.

I recommend that you consult a licensed electrician to determine the best repair methods, estimate costs, and perform any repairs deemed necessary by the electrician.


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Originally Posted By: jpope
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Looks like a Wadsworth system, no?



They're old, but they're relatively safe to look at ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) FPE has problems (more so than others) with breakers jumping out.


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Originally Posted By: dgiblin
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I Mention evaluate because that is what he will need to do in order to determine the best repair methods and costs. Good call Wadsworth rings a Bell…


Originally Posted By: gmickes
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also the home owners insurance may not provide coverage if alu. exists, but all of that really should be replaced.


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Originally Posted By: gmickes
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looks like the branch circuits are copper, thats good . the larger wire #8 and up alu. that is ok as long it’s installed properly. any thing #10 and smaller is usually a problem / hazard. i’ve never had a prob. w/ the larger conductors. i do believe there is a nec code in regards to #10 n smaller. For s#!t’z n giggles ,let us all remember that alu. is always larger than the copper , i.e… 12 copper 20 amp, #10 alu. 20 amp. ,14 copper 15 amp., 12 alu. 15 amp.


Originally Posted By: John Bowman
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Dainiel,


Here is an old posting that I made back in December 2004 that you may find as helpful.

http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=8641 Sorry non members will not be able to view this.


John B.


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John, i need more time to read your old post, but TY on that. I’ll mention that also as as far as large conductors are concerned if properly installed. i have been involved in remodel grocery store job’s and as long as the engineer (now) approves it then it is done. we are talkin about 350 kcm n larger, but the specs call for the proper “crimp” terminals. in home’s knolox is an absolute must, plus a tork driver , “electrical” inspectors should pay attention to these thing’s. But i agree as well copper is better over all, actually silver woud be far best but too expensive, lol.