Home has GFCI’s that are not grounded. Probably legal if they were just updating an old 2-wire system. Good idea, in fact.
Presence of knob & tube wiring. Home has an updated panel with mostly 20 amp breakers. Legal, if that’s #12 K&T, otherwise a hazard.
Ungrounded system. 2 prong receptacles throughout. Home has a window air conditioner. Legal wiring, improper connection of window shaker
Home has no AFCI. Home is older then 2002. Legal
Sump is on a grounded duplex receptacle shared with other circuits. Legal, but ill advised
Home has old style light fixtures above sinks with receptacles. Likely legal at the time, but a present known hazard.
Home has a round meter base with 100amp SEC to 100 amp breaker. Probably okay unless you have more information than that.
Older system with no GEC. At risk for excessive lightning damages.
Home has a grounded system using a green insulated ground connected to homes water supply system. Not enough information to comment yet.
Air conditioner manufacturer’s spec state max fuse/circuit breaker 30amps. 40 amps fuses at exterior shut off/30 amp circuit in panel. That’s essentially a 30 amp circuit then. The smallest breaker will trip, which is the 30.
Pot stirrer… No GEC means that there is no grounding electrode conductor whatsoever. No need to cloud the issue with whether there’s a water bond or not. “No GEC” is clear all by itelf. If there ain’t one, there ain’t one.
Did he look in the meter base, or even up on the service head?
I can’t imagine a PoCo installing a service without a ground electrode. That is the reason some areas around here FPL wants it to land in the meter base.
Fl License BN2102, IAEI 2A,2B,2C certified SBCCI commercial and Residential inspector certified. 8 years as state electrical inspector … I got some game.
Perhaps I mis spoke when I said the PoCo installed the “service” but they certainly suppied he drop and FPL won’t do that until they look over the installation. Are you saying your PoCo will just hang the wires on the house and never look to see that there was anything there to hook it too?
You betcha. Particularly considering the age of the installation. See it on a regular basis myself. Matter of fact, recently a PoCo energized a service I built, but the meter’s load side cable was just hanging in mid-air inside the garage; not even a panel mounted yet. The fact that you can’t imagine such a thing happening shows you’re lacking in depth of experience.
I am guessing they don’t use the building department as a growth management tool there. Nothing happens here until it gets in the computer and there are some layers of bureacracy to get things in the computer. You won’t get power without a permit and a 103/110 sign off.
The inspector may not get out of his truck but he has to sign it off.
In real life I just went through this process as “owner builder” and the inspectors were pretty good.
Hey, no hard feelings, we all get cranky now and then.
I may have been pretty terse too, I appologize. I have a real bad problem with my wrists and hands suddenly and I am not typing much.
Actually I got a Prednisone pack today that has me “cured” but I am afraid of what will happen when it wears off.