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#115820 - 12/23/03 03:00 PM Federal Panelboard
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I stumbled across this picture on a BBS for home inspectors. Have any of you seen anything like this before? If so, please explain, I'm dying to understand. To make matters worst, isn't this a Federal Pacific panel?

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#115821 - 12/23/03 03:55 PM Re: Federal Panelboard
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Looks like a "split bus" panel. The bus is in 2 sections, with the lower half fed through the double pole breaker connected to the pigtails welded to the busbars.

And yes, it is FPE stablock.
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#115822 - 12/24/03 09:44 AM Re: Federal Panelboard
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Besides being an FPE panel it looks like that breaker feeding the split bus section is damaged.

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#115823 - 12/24/03 10:18 AM Re: Federal Panelboard
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i believe there's a code, or reference in the code to these split buss jems...
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