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Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117185 05/27/04 06:20 PM
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The customer stated that half the lights in her house wouldn’t work. I told her she would need a new panel. She didn’t like the cost. As far as I know, her lights are still out.

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Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117186 05/27/04 08:07 PM
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New NEC exception. "Where a new smoke detector is installed in the premises no articles of the NEC shall apply"

Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117187 05/27/04 08:22 PM
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Some of that stuff looked like ancient cloth-insulated NM until I looked even closer and saw an insulated EGC and a paper jacket, then I realised it was NM-B that is just really ate up! [Linked Image]

"If you won't let me change out your panel, then I'll just go dial 9-1 and stand by the phone...." [Linked Image]

-John

Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117188 05/27/04 09:21 PM
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I sure hope that the "lights out problem" is due to the feeder to this panel being shut off...S [Linked Image]

Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117189 05/27/04 10:32 PM
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I couldn't get close to the panel because someone had built a 4 foot wide work bench in front of it.I think you see the red because the pic is shot from an angle.

Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117190 05/27/04 11:26 PM
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It's a good thing the workbench is there to keep this out of reach!

Dave

Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117191 05/28/04 12:03 AM
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Who the???? Why the ???? What the ???? This panel looks like it had indigestion & burped out a rats nest!! Can it be possible that ANYONE with an IQ of at least 2 digits could have done this in the first place!?!! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

-Randy

Re: Trouble Call >> LIGHTS OUT!! #117192 05/29/04 01:46 PM
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A new _panel_???

I'd say a full rewire, if not a new house!

Randy: 100% ACK!

Here this mess would be stuffed into a hole in a brick wall, covered with newspapers and plastered over. At least they got some free-air cooling here! [Linked Image]


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