New Panel Inspection Tool

We developed this inspection tool over the past year. It is designed to help inspectors safely inspect electric panels.

Panel Pal is especially useful for inspecting those old Zinsco, FPE or even Bulldog panels. It hooks onto the side of the panel cover and holds it open and out of your way. You can use both hands to remove the dead front. Best of all, you no longer have to rest the cover on your head!

The tools is safe, as it does not go inside the panel. It securely locks onto the panel cover until you are ready to remove it.

Check it out at


Philippe Heller
The San Diego Real Estate Inspection Co.


Cool tool. :smiley:

Great Idea but lets see it in use with those FPE, Zinsco and Bulldog panels…I have a feeling that it would have to be different lengths to be effective.

I have never seen a panel cover that raises up like that in thousands of inspections I have done. 100% of mine are attached with screws.

I sorta like that tingling feeling going through my head.:stuck_out_tongue:

Real common here in Florida with exterior mounted panels.

Must be a regional thing. In 32 years I’ve never seen one like this.

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