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    Should a home inspector take the electric panel cover off, during the 4 point home inspection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Noval View Post
    Should a home inspector take the electric panel cover off, during the 4 point home inspection?
    I would if I was doing one, how else could you see the condition of it?

    If it was an FPE or a Zinsco panel I would not take the cover off of it.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    I would if I was doing one, how else could you see the condition of it?

    If it was an FPE or a Zinsco panel I would not take the cover off of it.

    Thanks for the tip!


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    If you are paying him/her more than 50 dollars


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    I would if I was doing one, how else could you see the condition of it?

    If it was an FPE or a Zinsco panel I would not take the cover off of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Noval View Post
    Thanks for the tip!
    Manuel,

    There is a good reason Scott said he would not take the cover off an FPE or Zinsco panel - either one would be written up for replacement anyway, so why take the cover off and risk the things which might happen with those two (unlike other brands of panels).

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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