I got a call to a 1940's home where the breaker for the kitchen wouldn't reset.. The homeowner stated she'd called the utility and then she handed me a note from them (I had to LOL at the last line ) I noticed the 8/3 romex strung up between the house & the garage.. And then narrowed things down to the outlet behind the stove, conveniently also behind the gas shutoff
I got a call for a country clubs "maintenance barn" in which the maintenance person stated that "the lights would take forever to come on"... A loose neutral in a subpanel was the culprit causing unstable voltage (107/126V) Then this disconnect caught my eye.... It's feeding 2 subs plus the dinky thing on the left there
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I got a call to a home where a home inspector had pointed out that a "2 wire outlet in the garage should be replaced with a more modern 3 wire outlet with GFCI protection". He didn't mention anything about these..
A financial center that I went to with a leaky roof causing a GFI to trip. I was surprised to find the romex in there...among the other issues
Re: A Day in the Life#122362 10/25/0506:50 AM10/25/0506:50 AM
MX, you got it.... and btw, that disconnect is the service disconnect.. the line side is straight from PG&E.
Bob, The reason I found the utility note humorous is just the fact of leaving it up to a homeowner to decide if they are "qualified". I could seriously see that last line being misconstrued. In CA, a homeowner is permitted to pull their own permits and carry out their own work, electrical or otherwise..
Re: A Day in the Life#122365 10/25/0510:20 PM10/25/0510:20 PM
Breaker I left OFF is BAD. Replace to correct. Not a PG&E problem,. Must have Qualified person correct. If you are qualified that's OK.
In that top pic, that's a way of using an LB that I've never seen before. Is that water or gas in the 4th pic Randy?. Boy, has that recept in pic no. 8 been mis-treated or what?. Looks like a guy with two black eyes and an open mouth on the top.
Re: A Day in the Life#122369 10/28/0506:55 AM10/28/0506:55 AM