I think if you ran that info by a Licensed Electrician he may shake his head…in case you think this might be significant issue.
Circuit Breakers making noise is not uncommon, and the temperature difference is certainly nothing I would make an issue about.
Many times a loose breaker and loose connection could cause the issue, I think I would have turned the breaker off and checked the connection at the bus and conductor before having someone come to the property especially for this item.
You do what you feel is right, and I’ll do what I feel is right.
It might be the reason I have other Inspectors working for me and am booked a week in advance every month of the year…try it, you may like it.
PS. I have called Paul Abernathy years ago about this exact issue, I posted what Paul told me, I learned something that day, just passing the info along to someone who may not know the reasons stated above.
It sounds like you would handle this differently than I am. In my opinion, the buzzing sound by itself is a red flag. Something is causing that buzzing sound and if it is from a loose connection, it should be addressed. It sounds like we can agree that the sound and one of the two legs being hotter than the other leg is likely due to a poor connection. While I did take an amp reading on each leg and tried to tighten the screw connection, I do not turn power off to a circuit and remove breakers to inspect, adjust and/or clean the connections. Regarding the IR picture, I feel the picture gives my client a good visual understanding then trying to explain amperage to her.
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I hope this comment doesn’t make you feel superior? Because having employees by itself doesn’t mean **** in my eyes.