Actually there's no solid AL, but still major problems. Some things you can't tell from the picks are the "service cable" is 6-2 w/ #10 ground. All breakers are overfused. 14 gauge on 20 amps and 10 gauge on 40 amps. The sub panel main is 100 amp. All neutrals and grounds combined in the sub. For some reason he put noalox on the CU wires.
Not pictured are numerous other violations. No GFI's in the wet bar. No crimps or wire nuts on grounds at any device. Wire nuts not tight and wires not pretwisted.
This job was a fire waitng to happen. My crew took everything appart and corrected everything they could find. 2 guys were there 6 hours making the corrections.
The bad news is this guy has many more projects in the area. We are scheduled to go to another house next week that he worked on. All I know now is the guy's first name, when I find the last name I'm going to tell him to stop wiring or be turned in, I may just turn him in.
[This message has been edited by Electric Eagle (edited 12-15-2004).]
Re: Saving Customer Money#119322 12/16/0412:06 AM12/16/0412:06 AM
oh how many times I have seen this, give the customer a price find someone who can do it cheaper (aka your buddy the carpenter of uncle joe) and then viola your back doing a massive repair, service call. Just because somebody wanted to save a dollar, realy worth it right.
Re: Saving Customer Money#119325 12/17/0405:44 AM12/17/0405:44 AM
Also, in one of those pictures, it looks like he used those half-sized circuit breakers. I thought those things aren't supposed to be used anymore.
Actually, that is the original panel and they are GE slim line breakers. While not my personal choice, they are perfectly legal. However, this hack did put a Sq D Homeline breaker in that GE panel which I don't believe is classified to be there.