I got a call from a lady who wanted to see about upgrading her service. When I walked into the basement needless to say I was a little surprised. I told her that the whole house needs to be redone because it is old and dangerous wiring. This looks like one of those jobs where you start with the panel and before you know it you end up rewiring the whole house. The house is fed with a 50A 240 single phase service. There are 3 subpanels coming off this main panel. I don't know who installed the "new" main panel, but I am guessing it probably only had a tailight warranty.
Wow! I'm at loss of words here! Still, they bothered to use a box for splicing the K&T to the THHN! What suprises me most is the fact the PoCo never swapped out the meter! Here they are swapped every 15 years for recalibration!
Re: Where Do I Start?#110338 04/01/0603:19 PM04/01/0603:19 PM
3 subpanels on a 50A service??? Doesn't make alot of sense... The meter looks to be literally around 100 years old.. Fused neutral? Scameron, is this in CA???
I'm curious where she got the idea to upgrade her service after someone installed the new panels (I'm guessing the handyman would only mess with what he could shut off, (which in itself is bittersweet).. He took the money for the subpanels and probably muttered on his way out the door, "Oh you need an electrician to change the rest")
Re: Where Do I Start?#110339 04/03/0608:25 AM04/03/0608:25 AM