Other than the mess...

Originally Posted By: wcampbell
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William A. Campbell TREC # 6372


Serving the Texas Coastal Bend


(361) 727-0602 (home)


(361) 727-0055 (office)


(361) 229-4103 (cell)

Originally Posted By: rmoore
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Will, it looks like an ugly and dangerous mess.


I'm seeing a split bus panel with the lower half being fed by direct taps off the main lugs rather than from a "main" breaker. Then there are other unprotected circuit taps from the main lug. Possibly a number of 240 (?) circuits without handle ties. Multiple neutrals under a large lug. And paint!

Tough to say what's going on with your grounds and switches (is everything in that mess at the bottom firmly connected?) Panel bonding? This panel "needs-a-fixin". Yesterday wouldn't be too soon.

I'd say report the known issues and get Sparky to evaluate the rest.


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Richard Moore
Rest Assured Inspection Services
Seattle, WA
www.rainspect.com

Originally Posted By: wcampbell
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Thanks Rich



This Ole House-Home Inspections


William A. Campbell TREC # 6372


Serving the Texas Coastal Bend


(361) 727-0602 (home)


(361) 727-0055 (office)


(361) 229-4103 (cell)

Originally Posted By: rmoore
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Probably too late for this Will, but I finally got to look at the photo on my main pooter (rather than a tablet while I was waiting for my car to be serviced).


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Not sure if that's supposed to be the service equipment or not, but one way or the other, it sure is a mess! With this kind of "workmanship" I'd be very concerned about the rest of the house wiring "updates".


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Richard Moore
Rest Assured Inspection Services
Seattle, WA
www.rainspect.com