E.C. friend of mine went to a house recently,that had been turned into a duplex. The homeowner wanted to install a second meter/breaker panel etc. He opened existing panel only to find a 200a three phase main lug panel 15ft from the meter(no disconnect outside)with c phase fed by a pieceof #12 with most of the insulation burnt off! When quizzed, the homeowener said that his cousin who once did construction work got the panel out of a mall under renovation,cheap!My buddy told him that he would have to fix the present mess before any other work could commence.Homeowener told him that he could'nt afford that, instead he would get his cousin to do the work.Everyone knows someone that knows! Oh well.
Why is it, that everyone talks about how little they paid for their car, and how much they paid for their house? You wouldn't think that it was the case by the story above. I can hear it now. "Hey cousin Jimmy Bob, come on over and wire my house for me. I'll cook some supper." Or even worse, "I'll buy you a 6-pack."
This Bud's not for me, Doc
The Watt Doctor Altura Cogen Channelview, TX
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