What happened with Zinsco and why do electricians tell people to replace their panels? They have a stigma similar to Federal Pacific as being "outlawed" for some reason, here's why.
Category: Electrical Safety
s electricians, we always hear people say "You should get rid of that FEDERAL PACIFIC panel" and replace it with a new one. What is the story behind all of this, and why is it a big deal?
This question has been asked by so many people over such a long time. Why on earth do we have to bond the system neutral and the equipment grounding conductors, and grounding electrode conductors in an electrical system?
I had a really good question asked to me through email the other day so I thought I would take a few minutes to answer it in a video rather than brutalizing my fingertips for an hour.
There are a whole bunch of old breakers and panels that are installed in many residences that have created fires and taken lives. Here's a little overview of the different types. This is not a deep dive into each brand, which will be coming soon.
This video was sponsored by Connecticut Electric Connecticut Electric’s Website Old School Panels & Their Breakers There are many old-school breakers out there still working today, even though their companies have shut down, and these materials have been outlawed for safety reasons. Many of these terrible breakers…are in my house currently. So today we...