Saturday, February 8, 2014

Federal Pacific "Stab-Loc" Electrical Service Panel

The North Carolina home Inspectors Licensure Board, as of January 10, 2014 has suggested the following language to address potential issues with Federal Pacific "Stab-Loc" Electrical Service Panels:
Home Inspector Report and Summary Page recommended language related to electrical equipment.
In recent years home inspections have revealed defects and safety concerns with some electrical panels and equipment. The following language is recommended for use by home inspectors as deemed appropriate for the building inspected.
Recommended Language:
The main electrical panel is a Federal Pacific "Stab-Loc" service panel. There have been multiple reports of problems associate with these electrical panels which could affect the safety and habitability of the home. Determination of specific potential problems for the equipment installed as this home is beyond the scope of a home inspection. Further investigation by a licensed electrical contractor is recommended to determine if the panel should be replaced and the approximate cost of replacement. For more information visit:

Two different types of Federal Pacific "Stab-Loc" Electrical Service Panels

Vertical Panel
Horizontal Panel

I encourage you to visit the links above for details about this issue. 

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