Report on Elec Panel

Originally Posted By: abishop
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Top right corner, the ground is not connected to the ground bus bar or anything.
There are many wires with the romex sheathing not trimmed back to the proper length.
There is a neutral wire located at the ground bus bar.
There are ground wires on the neutral bus bar.
There are wires running between the breakers.

Did i miss anything?
There are breaker covers over the blanks.
Have Elec panel evaluated by a licensed and insured Electrician.

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Thanks!


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Andy Bishop
Bishop Home Inspection, LLC.
bishophomeinspection@charter.net
269-686-6485

Originally Posted By: rcooke
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abishop wrote:
I will admit it here,,,,,,,,,,,,rookie i am.
I have a pic of an elec panel. This is how i would report it and tell me if i am off........... I_038.jpg[/url] ]
Did i miss anything?
There are breaker covers over the blanks.
Have Elec panel evaluated by a licensed and insured Electrician.

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Thanks!


Hi Andy
I am a retired Sparky I would not go and list every thing that is wrong you will find your inspections will be 5 hours long or more . When I find this many concerns .
I just write wiring less the professional done have all electrical immediately repaired by qualified person. and move on . Many are not going to do what we recommend as it is working why fix it . the main thing report what you find write Hard talk soft and miss nothing .
Our job is to find and report ,not to diagnose


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Roy Cooke Sr.

http://Royshomeinspection.com

Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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icon_confused.gif holy spigetti batman. i’m pretty sure a lisenced electrician didn’t do that panel. looks like my 8 yr old did. i’d stongly recoment a lisenced electrician do an ispect. on that one.


Originally Posted By: psabados
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Nice job. Looks like Harry has made it over to your neck of the woods. Got to love the grounds over hot buses. Lots of cutter nicks on the sheathing surfaces and conductors themselves.


Add qualified to the electrical contractor part.

You could have been arched very easily on that one. Use caution.

Paul


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NACHI Foundation, President

Convention Coordinator

Originally Posted By: abishop
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Thanks guys! Awesome.



Andy Bishop


Bishop Home Inspection, LLC.


bishophomeinspection@charter.net


269-686-6485

Originally Posted By: rmoore
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Wow…that’s one for the archives! Gotta love the way the hot feeder is exposed under the red goop.


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I'm with Roy on this one. I might mention a few items, but I'd report the whole thing as a very dangerous mess that needs immediate professional attention. I'd stress that no one but a licensed electrician should get anywhere near it.

Frankly, I think Andy was lucky to survive that one.

BTW...anyone...I don't see much SE cable. Is the red goop normal?


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

Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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Jay got this exactly right. No way was this licensed, permitted,inspected activity. Flag it as a do it yourself installation and suggest professional evaluation.


Originally Posted By: cbuell
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Richard,


The red “goop” is actually a thin red film that wraps around the wire.


Originally Posted By: wdecker
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Andy;


What I do is chgeck out the panel and if I see a real mess, like yours, I specifically describe two or three of the most glaring and obvious things and recommend evaluation and repair by a 'licnesed and insured electrical contractor'. In Illinois, if an electrician comes in to fix item #1 and sees items # 2 thru n, he is required to fix them all.

I also recommend that all work done, whether by the seller's electrician or the buyers, be documented on an invoice (or opinion written on letterhead) and that these documents include the electricans license number ( ro journeyman's number) and his insurance certification. In that way everyone's bitt is covered, except for the electrican.

Pass on the liability, always!


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Will Decker
Decker Home Services
Skokie, IL 60076
wjd@DeckerHomeServices.com

Originally Posted By: rwashington
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I also state to the effect:


Licensed qualified electrician recommended to evaluate panel for any further issues or repairs not noted in inspection report. Once the repairs are performed, the electrician should recheck for proper operation and make any further conclusions as to the electrical components of the home.



Richard W Washington


www.rwhomeinspections.com