This 103 year old home that was/is in the middle of an electrical upgrade. The home has been vacant for 18 months.
I wanted to ask the inspectors/electricians as if they were the ones that would be actually doing this job.
Now the home had 100 amp SEC. There is no A/C, stove or dryer electrical. It is all set up for gas so the load is somewhat minumal.
Why would they install an AFCI for the refrigerator? The orange wire is the one for the refrigerator as the walls are open. By the way they opened the walls between each stud to run the wiring. Not small holes I mean like large sections!
Why would they use armored cable when the application would of been easier to use romex? The application is at the attic floor that is being finished & the notched the sub floor but ran Armored cable?
They installed a 200 amp main but only have 100 amp SEC. Now since we dont do a load calc. If you were installing this system I would think 125 or 150 would be sufficient. What size SEC and main breaker would you install?
The kitchen only had 1 GFCI. 1-2 prong receptacle at the opposite wall and the AFCI for the designated receptacle for the refrigerator. Isnt it required that 2 20 amp circuits be installed for the kitchen?
Now at the main panel they installed what looks like a temporary panel but it was totally in the way and not supported properly. Why would the electrician install this extra panel.
I defferred the whole house to be reviewed for repairs and to have an itemized list by a licensed electrician. There was a lot of work that was done but a lot still needs to be done.
Another question. When doing a total update are the receptacles(outlets required to be at least 18 inches above the floor or can they still be installed at the baseboards?