I am curious to what you all think about this. Would you call it an exposed conductor? The pictures are from the outside of the building at the service entrance. The cb’s are enclosed in a box that clips closed. I believe it is dangerous but want you guys opinions to make sure I am not hurting a client unnecessarily. I do not know how they could fix it because it is tight against what is there. I “think” FPL is the one that did and left it like this but I do not know for sure. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
That was all that was there. that was inside the box and the whole box closes. I am thinking the same thing as you but no matter how much crap i will get for it when I tell a client or homeowner I will look into something further I do
I Just cannot figure out a way to have the guy fix it that I would accept. Any suggestions on a proper fix would be appreciated.
Problem is they will not likely want to pay a qualified electrician who fix it then could fill out a citizens form and they would be done. They will likely do it themselves then they will have to pay to have me come back to verify as well. It really sucks if it is not right then 4 POINTS SUCK
I hate telling folks they have to spend money when I know how they feel :neutral: I have seen the duct tape ones before and call them out as well. Usually nothing is in the spot. This one is different for me because something is in the spot and it is not empty I just think and all seems to agree unsafe. But I did the guy a solid by asking around. I will always admit to being wrong
Definitely a hazard. The plastic blanks should work ok if they don’t protrude too much into the breaker. I usually carry a supply with me just for this. Looks like somebody removed the metal knockouts that said “DO NOT REMOVE” on them.
The “fix” may be a replacement inner panel as the manufacturer, if I am not mistaken, has a sticker over those tangs which states, do not remove.
Then again, maybe a metal plate riveted in place would suffice… :roll: :roll:
After all…some do what is “best for their clients”…
Mike, that panel has been installed incorrectly.Whoever did it bodged the installation. To tell your customer to “just install a couple of service blanks” is not good advice. Whether its for a four point or a home inspection, that should only have one comment. Call a qualified electrician, and get it fixed! Covering up a bad job, doesn’t make it go away! Do you have a picture with the cover removed?