The seller of a house I inspected this week called, with my clients permission, to inform me the city inspector told them they had to Replace the service panel because it did not have a Single breaker/disconnect to shut-off all electricity.
The inspector, in writing, said that according to Illinois electrical code the electrical service in a home requires the system to have One breaker/disconnect to shut-off all power in the home.
First, I’m not aware of any State of Illinois electrical code. Second the code this city goes by is the 2011 NEC, as posted on their website.
So is anyone aware of any “updated” code requirements of service disconnecting means at a single family dwelling that limit it to no more than One means of disconnect?
Or is no more than six disconnects for each service still the rule?
By the way the power at this 100 amp FP panel could be shut-off with four throws.