Just inspected a home that had a Federal Pacific electrical main panel but there was no signs of overheating. It is stab lock box with double taps (crazy)should I only call for evaluation from electrician or would you consider this a safety hazard. Listing this as a safety hazard my customer has concerns that they might deny her loan even though I made her aware of the problem. Please help me with any feedback you could give all is welcome
There is a Federal Pacific Electric service panel in the home. There are studies that show that some FPE circuit breakers are prone to problems that can lead to failures, lack of proper protection of circuits and other serious issues, including fire and electrocution. Although the Consumer Products Safety Commission has not issued a formal product recall, the panel is old and the company is now out of business. We cannot definitively call this panel defective, but recommend, for your peace of mind, to consult a qualified electrical contractor to get their opinion on this matter.