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Old 09-16-2017, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default Is there space saver breaker for Stab-lok?

Compare to Siemens and square D, Stab-lok breaker is small. Someone knows there is space save type breaker for that? Thanks
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Yikes! You want to ADD a circuit to one of these horrible panels?! Time for a whole new panel, bud
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Nobody is going to help you with that panel.
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The federal pioneers up here, didn't have the same problems the federal pacific did in the US.

They don't make 'space savers' for them

If your panel is full, put in a pony panel.

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If your posting here you certainly should know better.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Federal-P...020N/100029382
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If your posting here you certainly should know better.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Federal-P...020N/100029382
1 in 3 wont trip
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Guess im not the only one who gets a chuckle out of the lunatics who leave reviews..
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Guess im not the only one who gets a chuckle out of the lunatics who leave reviews..
Some folks may just do such a thing to be funny from time to time...
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The federal pioneers up here, didn't have the same problems the federal pacific did in the US.

They don't make 'space savers' for them

If your panel is full, put in a pony panel.

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Actually the only official recall on these breakers was the Federal Pioneer ones in Canada.

They do make narrow ones (NC) that would save space.

All that being said, best to replace the panel anyways.
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Compare to Siemens and square D, Stab-lok breaker is small. Someone knows there is space save type breaker for that? Thanks
Yes,you will find it in the dump.
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Compare to Siemens and square D, Stab-lok breaker is small. Someone knows there is space save type breaker for that? Thanks
All of those mentioned are the same size for single pole breakers, 3/4" wide. Stab-Lok had a half-size breaker as the others do. But as mentioned, most people here will not touch an old FPE panel unless to replace it.

But also as mentioned, Federal PIONEER in Canada was always separate and remained so after Federal PACIFIC here in the States went TU. Federal Pioneer is now part of Schneider, the same as Square D. You may be able to find half space breakers from them, but they too have been phasing out the Stab-Lok products up there. Just too much bad press, deserved or not.
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Actually the only official recall on these breakers was the Federal Pioneer ones in Canada.

They do make narrow ones (NC) that would save space.

All that being said, best to replace the panel anyways.
They had a recall on the 15A breakers manufactured for almost a year.

Square D recently had a recall too ... should I change out all those panels too ?

Not the same panel up here.
Lots of them around from the 80s and 90s with no issues.

Any panel older than 50 or 60 yrs I'd recommend replacement anyways ... any brand.
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"Is there space saver breaker for Stab-lok?"

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Dumpster that Sh*t and install a new safe panel. You don't want the liability of being the last guy documented to be working in that panel. When (not if) it catches fire, guess who their coming after
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Dumpster that Sh*t and install a new safe panel. You don't want the liability of being the last guy documented to be working in that panel. When (not if) it catches fire, guess who their coming after
You know, I all my years I have never seen one that actually burnt up. Mostly bad mains. When you tell them to look up FP on the web you will sell that panel change.

I have seen a lot of the al buss Siemens and a ton of QO. I have easily seen more QO's burnt up but they are the majority.
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