I don’t usually open the box to see the lateral connection to the meter socket, but in this case I made an exception.
I turned on both AC systems to this million dollar home, circa 2005, in the LA suburbs and was surprised to see both breakers in the off position, while the AC’s were blowing nice cold air, so I pulled the dead front cover.
First I saw the splices, then I followed the conductors. That’s when I decided to pull the cover beneath the meter.
These were long runs of unprotected conductors…