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With all the new electrical codes, there should be one that states " all devices and breaker panels be changed every 20 years". Enforcement would be through the insurance companies. The electrical manufactures are making a bunch of money via the code we should get in on the action also.
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With all the new electrical codes, there should be one that states " all devices and breaker panels be changed every 20 years". Enforcement would be through the insurance companies. The electrical manufactures are making a bunch of money via the code we should get in on the action also.
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Love it,until they hit my house..:eek::laughing:
 

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ok instead of every 20 years make it every 50
years.
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Seriously though out here in California the homeowners insurance companies have a lot to say when the homes are sold. The obsolete panels are changed out, but nothing is really done with the devices. Wonder what it would take to get the panels an all the devices changed every time they sold a house. Make it mandatory.
 

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Nope. That would put me one year away. The Federal is doing just fine thank you.

Well I think it is.
 

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Same thing in this area.......the insurance companies really push changing out the panels and upgrading the devices when the house is sold.

The problem is that there are many electricians in our area who are NOT salespeople and who can't see this as a good source of revenue. They will happily write a little letter with their license number and their signature on it stating that the electrical system is fine and doesn't to be upgraded.

Most of those guys are charging $50 to $100 bucks for this and all the HO sees is that an electrician said its good so it must be OK.


I would love to see it become a mandatory thing here in Canada especially with the amount of old,obsolete crap that I see while doing commercial work. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
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Nope. That would put me one year away. The Federal is doing just fine thank you.

Well I think it is.
the Federalies doing just fine¡!
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I have a 100 amp QO panel in my home installed around 1970. I'm sure it'll be fine for a long time. Why not just replace a panel only if its bad? If you need a stupid law like that just to make money that's pretty lame.
Upon selling a house the buyer should always have a home inspection done to catch these kind of things.
 

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I have a 100 amp QO panel in my home installed around 1970. I'm sure it'll be fine for a long time. Why not just replace a panel only if its bad? If you need a stupid law like that just to make money that's pretty lame.
Upon selling a house the buyer should always have a home inspection done to catch these kind of things.
does your panel have arc fault breakers in it?
any arc fault receptacles, tamper resistant receptacles?
if not you're lagging behind the code. all these new codes in millions of houses that don't comply. its just a theory thing.
 

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With all the new electrical codes, there should be one that states " all devices and breaker panels be changed every 20 years". Enforcement would be through the insurance companies. The electrical manufactures are making a bunch of money via the code we should get in on the action also.
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Trying to "strong arm" homeowners could get you sent to Alcatraz:thumbsup:...or somewhere.
 

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Trying to "strong arm" homeowners could get you sent to Alcatraz:thumbsup:...or somewhere.
You missed the main point bro. The property insurance companies does the enforcement compliance.
 

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I have a 100 amp QO panel in my home installed around 1970. I'm sure it'll be fine for a long time. Why not just replace a panel only if its bad? If you need a stupid law like that just to make money that's pretty lame.
Upon selling a house the buyer should always have a home inspection done to catch these kind of things.
but then we would have to have home inspectors that actually know what they are doing and CARE!:whistling2:
 

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You missed the main point bro. The property insurance companies does the enforcement compliance.
yep those mean insurance companies:whistling2:....yep so here's your estimate to change out that panel:laughing:...
 

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So should auto mechanics advocate that used cars need to be brought up to date? Sorry but we need to add all these safety features to classic cars in the name of public safety, I don't care if its a 64 1/2 mustang... Where does it stop.
If a homeowner decides to fix their home its their decision.
 
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