I will send an $25.00 check to the first person who can identify this electrical panel defect.
1931 apartment conversion condo building. Milbank multiple unit panes in the basement commojn area (Picture 1).
Now, here is the question:
Look at picture 2. Inside of the subject unit’s panel. What is the major defect.
Hint 1: In Illinois, inspectors, are required to call out, as “significantly deficient” items that are unsafe. From the state SOP administratibe rules:
“Unsafe: A condition in a system or component that is a significant risk of personal injury or property damage during normal, day-to-day use. The risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improper installation or a change in accepted residential construction standards.”
Hint 2: NEC 2008 is the current accepted residential construction standards.
Hint 3: Yeah, I know that the panel was not properly labeled as to branch circuits. That is not the defect I mean.
To gain the prize, name the defect AND site the NEC 2008 code section.
Good Luck. I will contact the winner and send him (or her) the check. I will not, right away, post who that winner is in the interest my messing with meany other people’s minds and promoting discussion, argument and the good old give and take excahnge that this board is noted for.
You may begin.