well a friend called me about his dryer, it had no heat so i went over and found out that his buddy had put a new panel in for him.after a couple of hours of straightening out everything i looked at the dryer problem.he He had the double breaker on the same phase.I mostly use cutler hammer or square D but this one was a fpe. Cutler hammer stagger their phases and so does square D but FPE doesnt they group them in twos.So never start with a double on FPE.
Sometimes the connection is too durable. I've broken breakers trying to get them out. They have even left the stabs in the panel.
I've seen more than one electrician get both sides of the breaker on the same phase. Another problem is that on 3 phase the narrow breakers are phased AA BB CC instead of A B C. It's never home-owners getting that one wrong.
I installed a stablok load centre a month ago. They have a new problem. The bars in the panel are now made of some real soft material that bends out of the way when you try to plug in a breaker. I had to shut down the power and fix the bent metal in the panel. That's the end of FPE panels for me.
Chev van's are great.They made in unknown country,from scrap parts,and people why build them have no pride of work .Chev van great,slowly falling apart,and always have surprise for you. God bless America.
I wouldn't want to take people's options away from them. Some people know enough to do what they have to do safely. I wouldn't want to cater to the people who DON'T know enough, by taking it away from EVERYONE.
People aren't braindead (if they were, they'd be a pile of skin on the ground... oozing all over). Every guy "knows what they're doin"