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Hot Neutral #118061
08/02/04 09:53 PM
08/02/04 09:53 PM
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Found this service with the neutral and phase conductors reversed in the meter base while performing a final inspection on a single family dwelling.

- necbuff
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Re: Hot Neutral #118062
08/03/04 12:39 AM
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Aside from the darwin award for not even being able to wire a meter socket, Please tell me thats not a bare AL ground wire going right in front of the main lugs for the panel?!?!?!? [Linked Image]

-Randy

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Re: Hot Neutral #118063
08/03/04 01:05 AM
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Big Jim  Offline
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Denver, CO USA
I think most 3 year-olds can match colors better than that. Things we do totally without concious thought are far beyond some people.

Re: Hot Neutral #118064
08/03/04 02:05 AM
08/03/04 02:05 AM
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NORCAL  Offline
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Good panel, sloppy "work".

Re: Hot Neutral #118065
08/03/04 02:16 AM
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e57  Offline
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Is this service live?!!!!

No ground or bond between the meter and main, so the main case and neutral is 120, and one phase 0, the other 220?

Looks like some smoke damage there on the riser neutral?

This may not have happened if this person hadn't gone through all the "red tape" getting it inspected. Nice catch, and a real good thing you looked!


Mark Heller
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Re: Hot Neutral #118066
08/03/04 12:41 PM
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electricman2  Offline
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Thomasville, NC USA
The GEC in pipe is nice although I dont understand the gap between end of pipe and meter can.


John
Re: Hot Neutral #118067
08/03/04 08:59 PM
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necbuff  Offline
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Lebanon Tn USA
Service not energized, I am AHJ and I obviously rejected this one. That is an insulated conductor in front of the lugs and the reason for the gap is for other utilites to have a spot to hit the GEC for their service, eg; catv, phone.


Kenny Wilee

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