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FPE and Zinsco are constantly mentioned as being horrible but they aren't the only ones.

In no particular order:

FPE
Zinsco
Monosystems (makers of imitation Wiremold products)
Union bakelite boxes
GE or Bell wiring devices
Colonial or Encore NM cable (jacket has the consistency of sandpaper)

Any others?
 

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"Commercial Electric" makes products for Home Depot.

I've sworn off buying anything with their name on it.
 

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GE, especially MCCs and other motor and control stuff.

I've had pretty good luck with their motors though, including medium-voltage ones, some over 1000HP.
 

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The funny thing is that I think Commercial Electric is just rebranded Garbage Bender stuff.
 
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