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This electrical panel is over loaded. And a Federal Pacific panel.

On an inspection last night i got a good look at the home. All was going well. This home had recently been remodeled and looked really good.

But then i got to the electrical panel and found an assortment of problems.

This first shot is of the federal Pacific panel.

Federal Pacific panel.

Some of the breakers had already been replaced in the past. But ypou can't upgrade the home without upgrading the electrical supply as well.

Melting insulators.

Here in this shot we have at least two melting insulators. There are more in the panel.


More melting insulators.

The upgrades were completed, but the home owners forgot about upgrading the electrical.

A fire will soon happen if this is not upgraded soon.

Have a great day every one.


Clint  McKie

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Comment balloon 9 commentsC. Lloyd McKenzie • September 27 2012 09:53PM


It's a good thing the people decided to get a home inspection
Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 6 years ago

Yikes, that is a lot of possible issues. When I purchase houses to flip, I find these kind of issues all the time, that is why the electricians I use, love it when I call.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

Great catch on the Panel, The Fed Pacific panels have had some issues and some Insurance companies will not insure them until they have been replaced

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 6 years ago

A great post by Clint.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 6 years ago

Good Morning C. Lloyd,

Thanks for sharing this interesting article. Keep up the good work! Have a nice day.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 6 years ago

C Lloyd,

              Great reblog! Those look terrible! Scary! I hope you have a great weekend!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 6 years ago

Thanks for all your comments.  Clint really provided the justification why buyers should always get a Home Inspection

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 6 years ago

Yep, that is a disaster ready to happen.  Get it upgraded or get a fire extinguisher.

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 6 years ago

Hi C Lloyd,

I have some really good news. The agent had called me yesterday and the sellers are going to replace the panel and make any upgrades to the electrical system as needed to meet code. Very good news for the buyers who are young and not a lot of cash to spend on repairs later.

Have a great day in the Duke City.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 6 years ago