How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify himself? Here’s your chance to moonlight as an electrical inspector and second-guess someone else’s work from the safety of your living room or office. Joe Tedesco, who has a knack for finding shoddy electrical work, did the dirty work and found this mess. Now it’s your turn to identify the violation.
Joe: A one word "What's wrong" would be EVERYTHING! Conduit not reamed No connector or threads/locknuts/bushing. Excessive cable jacket within the "enclosure" Cable installed in conduit?? (No from-to) NO bonding of the conduit. The 'remains' of the hole, hanging in the enclosure. And there must be a lot more that is out of the range of your lens. BTW, what ssize is the 'enclosure?? ..
Re: Now it’s your turn to identify the violation!#105522 03/13/0510:07 PM03/13/0510:07 PM
Well there is definity some problems here. 1.Subpanel grounds and neutrals comebined. 2.Extra set of wires in the lugs with feeders going somewere without over current protection. 3.White wire on breaker. 4.Freeder Neutral not reidentified as white. 5.Loose connection on lugs panel buned up needs replacement. 6.I hope they derated all them wires in that conduit.
Re: Now it’s your turn to identify the violation!#105525 03/16/0507:41 PM03/16/0507:41 PM
I'm guessing this is actually a main service panel with NO MAIN breaker. Zinsco or Sylvania. I looked again. It is a main service panel. The top 2 lugs are for the service entrance, while the 2p70 is the "lighting main" for the lower half of the panel. The top 2 pole breaker is "legal" but the 1/2 breakers in the center are not.
[This message has been edited by tshea (edited 03-25-2005).]