Originally Posted By: bwiley
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I need a little help from one of the resident sparkies. This picture was taken yesterday morning of the neutral buss in an exterior located Sylvania panel. The Neutral and Ground wires are tied to the same buss, some of which are double tapped in the same slot, even though other slots are plainly visible. I know this is incorrect. The house was built in 1974.
The problem with this is that all of the houses that I have inspected in this neighborhood are wired this way. Was this incorrect at the time? Did they just have a lazy or bad sparky contractor?
The question I get from the Agents and Sellers is "It's been this way since the house was built, so why are you picking on it now?"
I simply reported and referred to a "qualified licensed electrician".
Thanks for your help and comments.