Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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Without going into too much detail as we need to keep it HI related. The taps you see are wrong because they are not approved methods listed in 110-14 and well...other places of the NEC as well.
IS taping wrong....well if approved and done correctly not a problem as long as the SE is sized correctly and the enclosure is approved for such a tap much like trailer panels are done.....
In your case you have MANY things going on here and from the first point that the sub panel is not grounded correctly and no floating neutral that would be your MAJOR write up on this panel and note it has other issues that should be reviewed by a licensed electrician.
Tapping is extending the busbar so to speak which is still governed by the rating of the main breaker or OCPD but the second MAJOR issue you should also note is the 100A rating of the sub.......100A rating on a 65A wire is not good.....and if it was actually being fed from a 50-60A breaker it would be fine...but it NOT...so again a major issue that needs to be bought into play here....
These are general observations you have made and should be noted for your client....I wont go into jackets coverings and amount in the panel and so on......always stick to the major issues and this panel has (2) major onces at the least.
The running of wires to a terminal and wrapping around it for means of tapping is not approved methods in THIS installation.
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