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    Default Funky eletrical stuff

    Hey guys had an inspection on a flip that was bulit in 1923... the service box has several questionable items... there are two 50 amp breakers attached to the bus and then back wired to the bus... any ideas for the reason? Also called out the service heads... do these look Kosher? Also do call out no main breaker on something this old. thanks Bill

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    Default Re: Funky eletrical stuff

    That's a split bus Federal Pacific panel. Most of us would call for replacement just because it is Federal Pacific.


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    Default Re: Funky eletrical stuff

    Looks like Aluminum wire also. Ditto John Arnold.


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    Default Re: Funky eletrical stuff

    I see stranded aluminum, but not solid.
    Also, looks like there is a non-FPE breaker, but that might be a good thing!


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    Default Re: Funky eletrical stuff

    Thanks for the info.... any ideas for the 50amp being wired back to the bus? b


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    Default Re: Funky eletrical stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by William Slade View Post
    Thanks for the info.... any ideas for the 50amp being wired back to the bus? b
    That's the split bus. It's kind of like two panels in one. Usually the 240 circuits are on the top, and the branch circuits on the bottom being fed from a 240 above.
    If you search on "split bus" in the archives you'll find a bunch of threads about it.
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    Default Re: Funky eletrical stuff

    Hey man thanks for the info... sorry I can't seem to get the rest of my pic's to take on my original thread... but maybe another time...b


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