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#30107 - 10/05/03 07:07 PM look what I found
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Registered: 09/20/03
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
On Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2351559241&category=20596

Should be banned for even listing those Hope no one buys them
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#30108 - 10/06/03 03:28 PM Re: look what I found
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
I've got quite a little stock of FPE breakers myself. Years ago I bought out someones' old stock after they passed on. They may be hitting the dumpster soon if I need the space for other things.

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#30109 - 10/06/03 04:16 PM Re: look what I found
Electric Eagle Offline
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Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I keep every old FPE breaker I pull out. If you ever have a need for one, it's nice to have one rather than paying up to $50 for an after market one.

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#30110 - 10/07/03 02:34 AM Re: look what I found
Pinemarten Offline
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Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 122
Loc: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Canada has many panel that still use them. I think they even are still manufactured here.

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#30111 - 10/07/03 08:41 AM Re: look what I found
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
It's a nice relic of times past....

Sort of a reminder of WHAT NOT TO USE also, I guess.

Why were these things called "Stab Lock"

Were the connections to the breaker "backstabbed"?

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#30112 - 10/07/03 12:45 PM Re: look what I found
kyme Offline
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Registered: 09/25/03
Posts: 40
Loc: Kentucky
i have in the past had a hard time locating
replacement fpe breakers. although when you
start having trouble it means it is usually
time to replace the loadcenter it is very hard at times to convince the homeowner.

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#30113 - 10/07/03 08:26 PM Re: look what I found
nesparky Offline
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Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
I usually sell old breakers to the recyclers/remanufacturers. It beats having a lot of old breakers laying around. I do this whenever enough of the old breakers make it woth the time.
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#30114 - 10/07/03 09:22 PM Re: look what I found
Bjarney Offline
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Registered: 04/10/02
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There are some surplus switchgear/circuit-breaker dealers that prominently state on their home pages: We do not carry residential components.

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#30115 - 10/07/03 10:57 PM Re: look what I found
Big Jim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
SvenNYC - they were called stablocs because of the way they attached to the bus. They had some kind of pointed prongs that you "stabed" into holes on the buss. After heating cycles, the prongs lost their tension and were likely to just fall out.

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#30116 - 10/08/03 11:51 AM Re: look what I found
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Registered: 07/24/02
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Loc: PATCHOGUE, N.Y.
I guess its a good idea to keep a couple, and if there was any kind of water getting into the panel, I would push for a panel change as a minimum, and possibly a service upgrade. I have to admit, I have had very few calls, where a FPE breaker was bad. Usually, I would see the whole panel burn up. I allways tell the owner, that these breakers are known not to trip. Usually the people will listen. There's nothing like seeing a home owners panel box, and there it is, and you say to yourself, I feel sorry for this guy.

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