Called out to a home where the homeowner stated his power keeps going on & off... I went to check the panel & noticed the meter installed almost sideways! Moving the meter made the lights go off & on... Poco notified.... The rest are things I noted as needing attention from an electrician..
Faaaantastic. An additional service disconnect! Did you happen to see the date that the service was connected/how long it's been like this? Did that PVC into the pool light j-box ever have a male adapter on it? I'll guess on the 2nd one. A packing crate that has an overhead #10 service and a gas water heater? (Look at the nylon shedding from the wires)...S
Scott, The last entry on the SCE tag was from about 2 weeks ago.. This must've been on a friday right before quitting time! Ironically when SCE called me back to confirm the problem, it was the same guy whose name was on the tag LOL... No MA on the PVC for the pool light box ever AFAIK... The overhead lines to the garage.. No drip loops, #12THHN , The timer box was a major rats nest!, 4 wires terminated under some of those screws! (The one on the far right melting!)
I think you're being too generous with your words. "Terminating" 'em is a process that would've required at least a little skill and thought. They just crammed the conductors under there and cranked on down.
Bob, Randy & I both do lotsa service/repair work. We usually don't see an installation until it breaks. A Los Angeles/Orange County population of more than 12 million helps to keep us in a constant supply of hacked up stuff. (Add to that trips to Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties, and....well, you get the picture)
Definitely. Before backstabbed devices came up switches and receptacles here in Austria used to have such terminals, and about first thing I learned was: NEVER put more than 2 wires under such a terminal. And only same gauge, never mix solid and stranded either.