Yesterday’s inspection of the main disconnect is having me scratch my head a bit as it’s a first for me.
The house is from 1966. I am not understanding the reasons for this installation. An electrician is being recommended due to other issues like exposed live wires in closets, double tap, no GFCIs etc… but I want to understand this box.
There is a main disconnect and right under just the breaker box’s breaker, then the breaker box(in the master closet nice and snug behind clothes :mrgreen:) with all the breakers in it.
Is there a reason for such an installation, instead of the feeders to the breaker box directly connected under the main breaker?
The main disconnect is rate for 125 amps with 2 awg feeder. I was unable to determine the box rating.
The breaker box is rated for 100 amps but was not able to determine the size of the conductors between the breaker and panel.
There was no grounding rod, so I’m assuming the ground metallic conduit is the ground?
Am I over thinking this and the potential reason why the installation is like that is because the breaker box wasn’t rated for 125 amps? or perhaps to have room for more breakers/extra breaker boxes as add-ons are built? :-k
Any help would be appreciated!