The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
Yesterday at 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
Wow, that was close!
by jraef
11/28/16 07:06 PM
Earthquake in New Zeeland
by RODALCO
11/27/16 11:25 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Tjia1981
11/27/16 06:33 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 15
HotLine1 10
Trumpy 8
Texas_Ranger 8
sparkyinak 7
Who's Online
1 registered (gfretwell), 194 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#125837 - 04/22/04 02:06 AM Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
Joe Tedesco Offline
Member

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
I found this picture on a similar site and thought there was something wrong here?

Is the panel up side down, or is the picture not posted properly?
_________________________
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

Top
#125838 - 04/22/04 04:12 AM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
cavo148 Offline
Member

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 79
Loc: New Jersey
Joe, the photo is upside down. In the photo you can see all the dirt and dust defying gravity at the top of the box while the bottom looks way too clean.
Andy

Top
#125839 - 04/22/04 02:20 PM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
iwire Offline
Moderator

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Most of the Square D panels I get now can be mounted either way up, the labels are put on sideways and two directions.

UF entering with feeders is fine.

There is no main CB so those must be feeders not service entrance conductors.

The neutrals do look real bad.

Bob
_________________________
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

Top
#125840 - 04/22/04 02:21 PM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
pauluk Offline
Member

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England


Better? Uh-oh, the upside-down annotations probably aren't UL listed.

Top
#125841 - 04/22/04 02:40 PM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
Bjarney Offline
Moderator

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
[Aside — It could be located on the Mir space station.]

Top
#125842 - 04/22/04 03:27 PM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
Anonymous
Unregistered


Check out the black and red both going to the lower left GFI (In second picture) and take a look at the cooked neut coming off the same breaker. Makes me wonder what happened to the branch circuit(s) the other GFI was feeding and the cooked neut from it as well.

[This message has been edited by kentvw (edited 04-22-2004).]

Top
#125843 - 04/23/04 03:32 AM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
pauluk Offline
Member

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
So if there's no main C/B, this must be a sub-panel, so there should be a separate ground bar, right?

Looking in the 2nd pic, there seem to be a couple of EGCs going to the upper bar (immediately below the main neutral lug), but there don't seem to be that many EGCs visible at all for the number of circuits running out of the panel.

Top
#125844 - 04/23/04 11:30 AM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
BigJohn Offline
Member

Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 352
Loc: Boston, MA
 Quote:
...But there don't seem to be that many EGCs visible at all for the number of circuits running out of the panel.

It's that new NM-B: "12/2 w/o Ground". I've never come across any, but all the DIYers seem to have a great supplier...

-John

Top
#125845 - 04/23/04 02:47 PM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
iwire Offline
Moderator

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Take a look at this neutral bar. eek.

_________________________
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

Top
#125846 - 04/23/04 02:54 PM Re: Electrical Panelboard Up Side Down?
Anonymous
Unregistered


eeerrrrrrrrr RE my first post...It is the GFI on my "other" left.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals