Home Inspection in Vista, Ca – Federal Pacific Circuit Breakers

On a recent home inspection in Vista, Ca, I came across a Federal Pacific electrical panel.  Federal Pacific circuit breakers are a potential fire risk.  Although they are a fire risk, there has never been an official recall. Federal Pacific “Stab-Lok” breakers were installed in homes constructed prior to 1990.  The concern is that there has been independent testing confirming that many of the Federal Pacific Stab-Lok breakers do not trip, leading to the potential for a surge of electricity to overheat the wire, melt the insulation and start a house fire.  This is precisely the condition that the installation […]

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