I have installed several hundreds of panels of all different types in order to double tap the bottom breaker and install a sprinkler timer (b4 I knew it was wrong of course)…and never really was taught the proper way…please help all us new guys Todd and let us know…here is how I do it now:
First I use my contact voltage detector to make sure the panel isn’t already “hot” before I remove the 1 screw left after the homeowner messed with it…
Then I make sure I use my right hand…leaving my left hand behind my back…making sure I’m not standing in the kiddie pool while doing this…
Then I use my screwdriver…my insulated “special” screwdriver…to gently pry the panel out so I can grab it…then I put the screwdriver in my pocket and using only my right hand pull the inner panel off, being careful not to let it bounce inside…once it is free of the panel, I lay it on the ground at my feet and proceed.
I install it the same way.
I do not wear gloves as I didn’t ever give it any though…I don’t wear safety glasses…for the same reason.
Little help here please…thanks. I want to live long enough to be able to help newbies also.