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10-14-14, 01:09 PM
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I took a photo of the top breaker (see...

I took a photo of the top breaker (see image)40090 and it's a Zinsco "Magnetic"(?) model? As such, does this relieve us of the Federal Pacific issue? Also, are replacement breakers available for...
10-07-14, 09:23 PM
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I'll check tomorrow to see if Federal Pacific is...

I'll check tomorrow to see if Federal Pacific is actually on the breakers.
10-07-14, 09:20 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

Actually, because the heavy duty uses such as...

Actually, because the heavy duty uses such as heat, hot water, cooking and dryers are all out of the equation the tenants rarely pop a breaker. Just don't run the microwave, ACs and your hair dryer...
10-07-14, 08:10 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

The insurance company did a standard inspection...

The insurance company did a standard inspection of the building and spotted the Federal Pacific breaker and has "recommended" (i.e. do or we cancel the policy) we replace the existing panel. If your...
10-07-14, 05:30 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

I spoke with a guy about these and he says they...

I spoke with a guy about these and he says they are close to $100 each! If that's true we're talking up to $4,000 just for the parts. That's definitely a non-starter.
10-07-14, 04:35 PM
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Yes. Meters are on the left, power goes from...

Yes. Meters are on the left, power goes from there through breakers and then up to 20 individual apartments that each have their own breaker boxes. Each breaker on the box in question is 20 amps.Low...
10-07-14, 03:34 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

I have zero intention of doing the work myself...

I have zero intention of doing the work myself (despite the fact this is a DIY forum). I plan to meet with an electrician and have him do the job but I find in every aspect of repairs whether they be...
10-07-14, 01:26 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

39609Ready for your close-up?

39609Ready for your close-up?
10-07-14, 09:31 AM
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Posted By ejaldiy

Photo of the 12 Inch Box

I've attached a photo of the current 12inch wide box without the cover on so you can see what sort of space is inside the current panel box and how it is wedged in between meters and other...
10-06-14, 06:59 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

Thanks. That may come in handy...

Thanks. That may come in handy...
10-06-14, 06:54 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

You're 100% correct. I think it's Pacific...

You're 100% correct. I think it's Pacific Electric. In any case, one of those that is a notorious hazard.
10-06-14, 05:36 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

Not really. The meters (four rows of five) are...

Not really. The meters (four rows of five) are smack up against the box on the left side and the right side has other issues so I am pretty much limited to 12 inches wide although I have 48 inches of...
10-06-14, 04:54 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

It's an old Standard Pacific setup.

It's an old Standard Pacific setup.
10-06-14, 02:07 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

12 Inch Wide 40 Space Breaker Panel??

I need to replace a 12 inch wide 40 space breaker panel in a very tight area. All the panels I'm finding are either 14.25 or 16 inches in width. Does anyone know of a make or model that is 12 inches...
09-12-14, 01:58 PM
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Posted By ejaldiy

We looked and in the basement panel, each unit...

We looked and in the basement panel, each unit has two wires and two separate 40 amp breakers. There are also breakers in the individual apartment units (20 amps in there).
09-12-14, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ejaldiy

Replacing a Federal Pacific Breaker Panel w/ 40 Circuits?

I have to replace an old Federal Pacific (:madhell:) breaker panel being used in a 20 unit apartment building. Each apartment has two single 40amp breakers in the current panel. Also, the panel is 50...
11-05-07, 11:20 AM
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Posted By ejaldiy

I'm 99% certain it's the ALL metal door. Thanks.

I'm 99% certain it's the ALL metal door. Thanks.
11-05-07, 09:56 AM
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Posted By ejaldiy

The passageway is solid brick. As for the door, I...

The passageway is solid brick. As for the door, I don't actually know if it's clad or not. My assumption is that it's pure metal..perhaps hollow, but pure metal.
11-05-07, 07:12 AM
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Posted By ejaldiy

Installing Pre-Hung Metal door in brick opening?

We need to install a pre-hung metal door in an exterior passage way that has brick walls. I've seen the door in Home Depot, but it's not clear to me how to properly install them. Do we need to nail...
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Posted By ejaldiy

Exterior Spackle

That may be the ticket, but I'm hoping to get a response from someone who has used something for this exact application. Oddly, I called DAP and asked them (they have an acrylic caulk and an...
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Exterior Spackling Compouind?

I'm re-painting the masonry facade of a building. There was some peeling paint which I've scraped off and am now left with slight depressions where the old paint was. If I just paint over these, the...
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