Came across this today says it’s a secondary surge protector. Its tapped into the main breaker. Is this supposed to just go to it’s own breaker not sure how these work, just want to make sure. Thanks for any help with this
Pretty bad picture but from you verbiage, it is not correct. The main breaker in not listed for that type of termination.
Sorry Larry I fixed it. The surge protector is on the right hand side of the one pic. I had to redo the other pic stupid phone
It is still not made for that type of termination. It is not listed for that, It is wrong.
Ok thanks Larry . Wasn’t sure how these things worked. I have plenty of other stuff I’m calling out in this panel also. Thanks for the help
Panel is contaminated as well.
Hey junior thanks. Yep I’m calling out overspray paint, double tapped neutrals a broken neutral (not in this pic) and missing bushings
A broken neutral can be very dangerous. Make sure that is reported well.
If the neutral were broken the circuit would not work. I suspect the neutral was cut off from an abandoned circuit.
You might be right but there were multiple switches in the kitchen that didnt work. Not sure if it was related but I’m listing it as broken. Let an electrician sort through the mess
Enough issues for sure. Any contaminated components will need replacement, etc…
That’s what I was thinking, as well, Jim, but got on to something in my PM and forgot to mention it.
Paint contamination observed in interior of electric panel. Safety hazard, fire
hazard, and maintenance concern.
Paint can interfere with proper connections between electric components or proper
operation of circuit breakers, creating conditions where proper grounding and
electrical connections are not present, possibly causing brown-outs, arcing, and fires.
Paint can also cause the wire insulation to deteriorate.
No approved method exists for cleaning contaminants from panel interiors or
components such as bus or terminal bars, circuit breakers or fuses.
The panel and/or components inside may need replacing.
Yes there is some slight paint over spray but IMO nothing in those photo’s would indicate that it’s a safety issue.
So this wouldn’t be considered contamination, as to what the code states? Are you saying he shouldn’t call it out?
Internal components of electrical equipment “shall not be damaged or contaminated by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners, abrasives or corrosive residues.
You are like a younger Roy.
Who are you referring to?
Haha! I’m curious as to what Robert is saying. Seems to me it would be considered contamination. I would call it out.
You are the one😁