This was on a 2004 house. The meter sat between the service panel and a small distribution panel for the well and shed. Everything looked good in the service panel but I could not see where the small distribution panel was getting its power. No extra conductors came in or out of the service panel other than the ones feeding the the service and going out to the distribution. Safe to say that the small distribution panel was incorrectly powered by a double-tap in the meter? Thanks.
The main breaker apparently will not disconnect all the power. I’d say it’s a safety issue in that someone may work on the downstream devices from the panel on the left thinking that everything was off since they turned off the “main”. I’ve written them up like that before.
Does this 6 throw rule require the throws to be at one location as shown in these photos?
I had one yesterday where the house had two panels apparently paralleled off the meter. (See photo.) The original panel was inside, directly behind the meter with the second panel, feeder coming out of the bottom of the meter than entering the wall and heading to the attic to the opposite side of the bedroom to the second panel. Both panels were 100 amp with panel breakers to shut each one down. Two throws ok?
Not really sure how to write this one up.
Since the tap is inside the power companys meter box with their lock, can I assume that the approved the addition of the double tap?
All quick responses would be appreciated, trying to finalize my report this morning.