i just found this video, and i was kind of shocked. what i saw: *when he opens the panel... enough "slimline" breakers?? *at about 2:42 look at where the wires come into the box i might of missed something, so lets see what you guys can find...
In the very beginning, he advises to turn off the main, yet he doesn't to it. Throughout the video, his fingers (and the wire) come dangerously close to live parts in the panel. That guy made me nervous the entire time!
I agree Ed I was waiting for him to touch something! If I were making a vidio on how to change a breaker I would at least move all the stuff from in front of the panel so I could work on it. I would certainly be counting all the circuits in that box and checking the rating looks pretty full.
The fact that this guy is "working" on a fully live panel with no protection whatsoever really makes me nervous - considering the way he keeps poking his fingers around in there at averything...not even so much as a pair of gloves (wouldn't surprise me if he was standing barefoot on a wet floor...!)
I don't think I have ever seen a panel that size FULLY POPULATED with tandem breakers like that one is. A load calculation on this installation would be interesting.
Yeah, Allen, we certainly don't want to inconvenience the TV watchers!!
Wow! I am not an electrician, nor do I play one on TV. But I have serious doubts about the knowledge he was trying to share. Why would you touch the wire, if it is live or not. I thought there was something about a minimum clearance to panels. Does this guy make a living spreading that crap?