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#30107 - 10/05/03 10:07 PM look what I found  
ComputerWizKid  Offline
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On Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2351559241&category=20596

Should be banned for even listing those [Linked Image] Hope no one buys them


Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer

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#30108 - 10/06/03 06:28 PM Re: look what I found  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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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.

Bill


#30109 - 10/06/03 07:16 PM Re: look what I found  
Electric Eagle  Offline
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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.


#30110 - 10/07/03 05:34 AM Re: look what I found  
Pinemarten  Offline
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Edmonton, AB, Canada
Canada has many panel that still use them. I think they even are still manufactured here.


#30111 - 10/07/03 11:41 AM Re: look what I found  
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It's a nice relic of times past....

Sort of a reminder of WHAT NOT TO USE also, I guess. [Linked Image]

Why were these things called "Stab Lock"

Were the connections to the breaker "backstabbed"?


#30112 - 10/07/03 03:45 PM Re: look what I found  
kyme  Offline
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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.


#30113 - 10/07/03 11:26 PM Re: look what I found  
nesparky  Offline
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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.


ed

#30114 - 10/08/03 12:22 AM Re: look what I found  
Bjarney  Offline
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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.


#30115 - 10/08/03 01:57 AM Re: look what I found  
Big Jim  Offline
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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.


#30116 - 10/08/03 02:51 PM Re: look what I found  
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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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