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Old 7/3/13, 12:13 AM
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Default Can anyone figure out the splicing

So many splices in the panel and some breakers not used. What gives?

Already recommended an electrical contractor to re-evaluate.
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Old 7/3/13, 12:29 AM
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To me from the limited information one of several things have happened

1. New panel was installed (looks older though)
2. Panel was moved
3. there is a generator wired or there WAS a generator wired somewhere at one time.

Those are my guesses.



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Old 7/3/13, 12:35 AM
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So many splices in the panel and some breakers not used. What gives?

Already recommended an electrical contractor to re-evaluate.
So what is the issue?
You can splice in the panel. You can have spare breakers in a panel.

This is an FPE panel. Some inspectors would say replace and others would not.



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Old 7/3/13, 12:36 AM
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To me from the limited information one of several things have happened

1. New panel was installed (looks older though)
2. Panel was moved
3. there is a generator wired or there WAS a generator wired somewhere at one time.

Those are my guesses.
I don't see anything that would indicate a generator. I could be wrong.



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Old 7/3/13, 12:42 AM
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typically they splice into another panel and run from the original panel to a "generator panel".



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Old 7/3/13, 6:29 AM
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Based on the sizes of the wires (larger spliced to smaller) and the bare EGCs, it looks like they pig-tailed solid strand aluminum wires. Hard to tell from the photo.



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Old 7/3/13, 6:32 AM
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Looks like the panel has been replaced or moved as Russell said



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