Would you warn the sellers agent to tell her client to install smoke detectors over a FP stab-loc panel and have it evaluated immediately.
I did an inspection today and when I removed some heavy storage boxes that were hiding the electrical panel I said a little to loud that “That’s why you were hiding”
Well I did and this was her response
Can you tell me if you actually pulled the cover off the electrical box? I don’t remember seeing that but wasn’t there the whole time.
I have spoken with an electrician who says that while the FP boxes can be problematic, the main thing is the condition of the wiring: how are the connections and what is the condition of the insulation, etc.
I appreciate your comments and have relayed them to the Seller. As I also indicated, he currently carries and has carried homeowner’s insurance since he purchased the house, so it is insurable. I’m just afraid that without the proper presentation about this that the buyer, who is easily alarmed and hypersensitive about her first home purchase may have gotten the wrong impression.
I will review the link you sent and we will move forward accordingly. I just hope that it is with the buyer in tow.”