Can you spot the violations?

Originally Posted By: Joey D’Adamo
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Originally Posted By: smcintire
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Originally Posted By: pdickerson
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I like the way the grounds are wrapped around the case fasteners. Also, it looks like there may be one or two double tappled breakers, but it is hard to tell. Pretty sloppy overall.


Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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I believe that this equipment is installed in Canada.


Please explain the reason for the cover over the main switch.

In the meantime the problems are far too many to list.

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Originally Posted By: lewens
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Joe


The separate cover over the main switch is common here. Definately time for an upgrade. Where is the ground bus? The double taps are too obvious.



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Originally Posted By: Joey D’Adamo
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Let me go in order…


Can I spot them? Yes, most of them I beleive.

You are correct; this is Canadian equipment.

As far as I know the cover over the main breaker is required here. I've certainly never seen a panel without it, even extremely old ones. I assume that it is to prevent someone from accidentally coming into contact with the service wires, or possibly just to keep them separated from the other wires, or both. I think it makes things look cleaner.

Its a picture of a panel right before it was replaced (upgraded) in a family member's house. The replacement work was done by a qualified sparky. I don't have any pictures of the replacement work at this moment. I do know that it was replaced with a Federal Pioneer (canadian FPE) brand new panel. Those are the most popular panel and breaker here in Canada. (and they do trip properly these days ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif))

I'm not a home inspector (just a fan), but I thought you guys might like this picture anyway.

A hint to another problem: Look at the configuration of the tandem breakers more closely


Originally Posted By: psabados
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Yellow arrows are pointing to two black wires that are not visibly attached to the breaker lugs. From the picture they appear to be attached to the underside of the breakers or even possibly directly to the bus bar. Am I incorrect with this?

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Originally Posted By: jkormos
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