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.
Re: look what I found#30113 10/07/0310:26 PM10/07/0310:26 PM
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.
Re: look what I found#30116 10/08/0301:51 PM10/08/0301:51 PM
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.