Originally Posted By: psabados
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Had a couple of nice ones yesterday, this is one that I'd like to share with you. Home was built in 1984, long big ranch style. Buyer's not at inspection but they sent their son-in-law along. He just happens to be an AHJ in neighboring city. Oh Goodie!
We walk down in the basement into a work shop area and hanging smack dead center of the main beam is this. A neon sign with flashing arrows
That's exactly what you see. Now forget about the 2x10 beams and post, that's another issue (ie. DEFLECTION) I have my idiot light out, cable is hot, I'm not opening this. Follow the circuit back to the wall near the door.
Wonderful, fuse block, used, knock-outs missing all over. Took a chance and opened it up.
#8 gauge wire, bare ground used as neutral Flag it ![eusa_eh.gif](upload://ro9kPBBU7ILOA34tTsGzSg7Sl8y.gif)
Went to the main breaker box, located in a storage room almost 60 feet away. That's when it really got good.
You cant see it in the photo, but that #8 is tied to a 60 amp breaker
Needless to say AHJ son-in-law jumping up and down, making sure I got this and got that and dont forget. It was almost like I was the assistant and he was the teacher. End up with over a page of conditions that need attention. And thats just from the pictures that you see. In the end, I flagged the system recommending a complete system evaluation by a Licensed and Qualified Electrician
Next up a real hot tub!