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#118061 08/02/04 09:53 PM
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Found this service with the neutral and phase conductors reversed in the meter base while performing a final inspection on a single family dwelling.

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#118062 08/03/04 12:39 AM
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Aside from the darwin award for not even being able to wire a meter socket, Please tell me thats not a bare AL ground wire going right in front of the main lugs for the panel?!?!?!? [Linked Image]

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#118063 08/03/04 01:05 AM
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I think most 3 year-olds can match colors better than that. Things we do totally without concious thought are far beyond some people.

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Good panel, sloppy "work".

#118065 08/03/04 02:16 AM
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Is this service live?!!!!

No ground or bond between the meter and main, so the main case and neutral is 120, and one phase 0, the other 220?

Looks like some smoke damage there on the riser neutral?

This may not have happened if this person hadn't gone through all the "red tape" getting it inspected. Nice catch, and a real good thing you looked!


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#118066 08/03/04 12:41 PM
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The GEC in pipe is nice although I dont understand the gap between end of pipe and meter can.


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#118067 08/03/04 08:59 PM
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Service not energized, I am AHJ and I obviously rejected this one. That is an insulated conductor in front of the lugs and the reason for the gap is for other utilites to have a spot to hit the GEC for their service, eg; catv, phone.


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