Originally Posted By: roconnor
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|... [the breakers] just were not installed until trim out, the panel was oversprayed after rough in and before trim out.|
Maybe, and maybe not. I didnt say recently replaced, and some of the no-spray outline of the wires going to the bars and breakers suggests replacement ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif) ... Maybe during construction, because it looks like the ends of the hot wires were wiped off. That would also indicate the electrician installing that, and any inspector that looked at that, found that "fix" acceptable ...
I agree it should not have been done that way. I just disagree that for an HI it's an automatic safety hazard that would clearly warrant a panel replacement. A licensed electrician should take a closer look at that to make the call, which I just think could go either way. You are pretty much stuck with the overspray on the wires ... and if the breakers, main bus bar, neutral/ground wires, and connections are all good (or corrected as needed) then what are you really accomplishing?
Do you see where I was going with this, and why I think that replacement is not a call the HI should make? I think Jeff made the right call ... at least as far as what he put in the report ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)
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