Main service neutral wire not tightly wound?

All of the service wires here in northern Virginia are aluminum, so that’s not the issue. My question is whether it is a problem that the neutral cable is so loosely bound that many of the individual strands are not touching each other-- does this affect conductivity and qualify as a defect?

No problem.

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Thanks Roy.

Next time try posting in the “Electrical” section where the Sparky’s hang out. They don’t normally ‘slum around’ in the Misc. sections as they could care less about that other stuff. Same as with Plumbing, etc. That’s why those sections exist.

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Will do, Jeffrey! Still figuring out my way around.