FPE Panel with a receptacle on panel

(Steve Berini, 347652 Home Inspector Licence) #1

I was at an inspection and discovered this on a 100 amp FPE panel my training is telling me this is a defect but had approval from the local authority i have never seen anything like this before.

(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #2

Be more specific as to placement. Post a pic.

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #3

Yes, Steve, your post is hard to understand. A photo, etc., would help us to help you. :thinking: :+1: :sunglasses:

(Steve Berini, 347652 Home Inspector Licence) #4

New pictures added

(Larry Kage, CMI) #5

Personally, I may put tape wrapped around the receptacle screws before instilling it in the panel board. And a GFCI may be needed for enhanced safety. :smiley: :+1: :upside_down_face:

Otherwise the panel gets inspected just like any other panel. YMMV :upside_down_face:

(Dominic DAgostino, CMI HI3957) #6

Looks like a newer Federal Pioneer panel, I assume Canadian.
Is that receptacle cut-out factory installed?

(Steve Berini, 347652 Home Inspector Licence) #7

It is a factory receptacle cut -out just never have seen this before.

(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #8

That being said, the panel is manufactured to accept the recptacle, so it is allowed.

(Stephen H. Payson) #9

Why bother, everything else in there is exposed

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #10

The receptacle is in an unusual position and I have a little OCD. YMMV :nerd_face: :smiley:

(Stephen H. Payson) #11

Certainly can’t hurt if it makes you feel better :wink:

(Larry W. Morrison, CMI) #12

[Found this to be interesting…US vs Canadian] or
Federal Pacific vs Federal Pioneer eh’ (https://inspectapedia.com/fpe/Federal_Pioneer_Electric_Panel.php)

(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #13

Interestingly, even with the panel mounted receptacle, the Sparky still installed the required service receptacle outside the panel. Kinda tells me they weren’t sure either! :upside_down_face:

(Devin Schultz) #14

I would recommend wrapping it with teflon tape, insulating it with a covering of tin foil, and then mount a My Little Pony sticker on it just for fun.:innocent: