This panel was literally installed in the last couple of days and passed inspection by the city inspector. Both service conductors have exactly two strands clipped off. It wasn’t done to make the conductors fit, there’s plenty of room in the lug to fit the whole conductor. I wrote it up as an improper modification of the service conductors.
Is there any reason this would be considered an acceptable modification? If it were just one I would consider it a fluke, but since both have been clipped it was clearly purposeful. Is there some hidden loophole which makes this okay?