Where do you start to criticize something like this (and mind you, I'm not an electrician): - What is the reason for all the holes punched in the ceiling? Clumsy footwork, bad initial placement of the ceiling cans, etc.? - What's wrong with having two switches that are so close together mounted on a two-gang plaster ring, rather than separate boxes (and, as it appears, not even at the same height)? - The sloppy, unsecured home runs to the breaker panel, and even the wiring inside it, have all the appearance of a poor temporary job at best. We have seen on this forum how neatly this work CAN be done by someone who cares about his workmanship. I see numerous white wires connected to breakers without being re-identified, and the panel itself seems awfully full for a new home, with very little room left for future additions. While this is a small thing, the installation of the service receptacle without using a close nipple or an offset really looks cheap. - I don't know much about the service entrance cable from the meter to the panel inside, but using conduit in this space seems a much better choice, and probably a lot safer. Is the main breaker in the panel, in fact, the only main disconnect, or is there one next to the meter outside? - I don't have a table for figuring wire fill, but it's even obvious to me that this box is way over the limit. Seeing six wirenuts in this box, including one on a single white wire, makes me think that the ex-EC even did a poor job of laying out this circuit.
Re: More Sloppy Work#123743 05/04/0605:05 PM05/04/0605:05 PM
Picture #1 - He roughed for recessed lights and then he couldn't find the the wires. Why not put the housings in , in the rough?
Picture #2 - Why not a 2-gang? the switch on the right had wires in the box, but none to the switch?
Picture #3,4,5 - The builder finished the basement, he told the builder that he had to move the panel forward?
Picture #6 - 200-amp cable twisted, connectors on the meter socket were not even tightened.
Picture #7 - I count 13 conductors plus the grounds.
The basement two 3-ways and two 4-ways that did not work. He ran all of the travelers to one junction box, I counted eight 3-wires and two 2 wires in one standard 1900 box with no cover, I guess he couldn't get it on.
Re: More Sloppy Work#123747 05/05/0612:33 AM05/05/0612:33 AM