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#120894 - 05/19/05 08:48 PM 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
And the neutral is spliced to a #6 THHN tail. The homeowner said they would upgrade, but couldn't afford it right now. I changed the breaker to a 100 amp and spliced on a # 4 for the neutral. They claimed to have had the house inspected when they bought it a year ago, but I don't know any inspectors that could have missed this. Also the gfi in the back yard( 10ft. from the pool) was miswired to the load and when i pressed the test button, it still had 120 volts.

- richard

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#120895 - 05/19/05 09:59 PM Re: 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
Doesn't look too bad with the cover on - save for the "temporary" power strip screwed to the wall. Since the insulation is stripped back so far on the breakers, you get a good look at the conductors. The lower wire on the top twin 20 sure looks like it could be aluminum. In a word - UGLY

#120896 - 05/21/05 07:13 AM Re: 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
livetoride Offline

Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 109
Loc: san diego ca usa
Whats with the white wire on the twin breaker in the 2nd pic? 240v to the breaker under it? Do they make a handle tie for this 8^) Rod

#120897 - 05/21/05 05:19 PM Re: 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
Larry Fine Offline

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 684
Loc: Richmond, VA
It looks like a GFCI breaker with no load conductors to me.
Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.

#120898 - 05/22/05 04:18 PM Re: 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Isn't the GFCI wired with the LINE conductors coming into the LOAD terminals?

That might be a problem...

#120899 - 07/07/05 07:02 PM Re: 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
xGROMx Offline

Registered: 01/30/05
Posts: 21
Loc: Manteo, NC
is that 200A panel used as a sub panel? what i mean is, is the 2 aluminum fused some were else in line.

#120900 - 07/07/05 07:32 PM Re: 200amp Main w/ 100amp SEU
richard Offline

Registered: 08/07/03
Posts: 84
Loc: L.I. New York
the meter is on the other side of the wall, the 200 amp breaker was the first disconnect


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