Not all electrical panels are created equal. During the 1950’s Federal Pacific was a leading supplier for Central PA electricians installing new electrical panels. These were especially popular in the Post World War II Cape-Cod style homes and were typically 100 amp.
There is still quite the debate going on about whether or not these panels are a fire hazard, but most Home Inspectors will tell you that the panel needs replaced by a qualified, licensed electrician.
Another thing to consider is that many homeowner’s insurance companies also view Federal Pacific boxes as a fire hazard, often not insuring the home until it has been replaced. To learn more about the pros and cons of these panels, read this article.
If you are purchasing or selling a home you need to be aware of the potential pitfalls. Homeowners would be wise to have the panel replaced before placing their home on the market to allay potential buyer concerns and headaches down the line.
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