Originally Posted By: mpatton
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Take a look at the following pictures do you see anything interesting? The fuse box is rated at 65 amp, the two subs are each 30 amp. How many items can you see?
EDITED 1/20/04 & 1/21/04 AS POSTED FURTHER DOWN
|The reason I posted this was that I had a customer call and let me know that the "FHA INSPECTOR / APPRAISER" had no problem with the electric service etc. FHA said that with the two panels (fuse box 65 amp & sub panel 30 amp) for a total of 90 amps is provided and is sufficient for this home and the system is OK. Her question to me was basically do you still recommend having the electric inspected by a licensed electrician as stated in the report? YES
If you can see the 30 amp sub panel closest to the right is jumpered off the main lugs prior to the disconnect and is not fused until it gets to the sub panel. That is the single biggest issue in the panel.
But I thought I would share that the 65 amp service with a 30 amp sub panel was OK according to FHA and totaled a 90 amp service. And that the service entry and several other very visible issues existed was not even mentioned.
|The Realtor involved in this transaction called today (1/21/03) in regards to other business, during the conversation this inspection came up and he offered some information.
"The seller is cooperating with the buyer and is performing work required and a new electric service is being installed. I commented that I was surprised that FHA had not failed the electric, he commented that he was shocked (no pun intended) that FHA had passed it also.
Mark one up to a Realtor that was reasonable and looking out for the buyer also.