What’s your recommendation? There might be a safe reason or an unsafe one. Do you recommend asking the occupant or evaluation by a qualified electrical contractor?
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?
Circuit breaker handles with Red Tape in the OFF position typically indicates a non uniform lockout of current on that circuit.
Circuit breakers or fuses.
Observation: Breaker in space A-12-B in the off position. Red tape covering the breaker handle so the breaker handle @ space A-12-B can not be operated.
Recommend: Request disclosure from the vender as to the reason behind the Red Tape on the breaker handle on the circuit breaker in the off position @ A-12-B .
It depends… is it wired or not? this is why removing the front cover helps
I agree with Simon. Take the dead front off and that will help you decide the recommendation.
Larry, do you think Kenton is messing with us
Assuming it’s wired and you can’t trust the circuit directory (crossed out or written-over titles). If it’s not wired there’s no issue unless you believe in the illuminati. Then, maybe the wire is invisible.
NOTE: please take comments on the illuminati to the illuminati thread.
If it’s wired… one or more breakers were wired and in OFF position. These circuits should not be put in service by turning their breaker to ON position until an electrician verifies the breaker and the circuit for proper function. Consult with the seller for history of the circuit and its use.
BTW, no illuminati… a breaker that is not wired could either be extra, new and never used, or defective where its wiring was moved but the breaker never removed or replaced (used as a space filler so you don’t end up with a missing knockout).
That mysterious thread is known only to the illuminati. ( I didn’t know there was an adjective.)
You can sometimes draw them out by calling them the “Illuminutty”.