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Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/20/19, 3:58 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 101,323
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Light Switch Near Shower

I've seen the word "plug" used on this forum from time to time to describe receptacles. That right up there with 110/220 instead of the proper 120/240. ;-)
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/10/19, 6:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 477
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Double-tapped Square D

QO breakers have allowed two conductor for at least four decades. Forget the label in post #1. If you pulled the CB you will see the wiring combinations on the side which clearly indicate two...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/10/19, 3:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 477
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Double-tapped Square D

What label, the one in the photo? That doesn't apply to the number or type of conductors. If you follow that then you cannot use stranded conductors either. The side of the CB also shows the...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/9/19, 5:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 477
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Double-tapped Square D

Yes QO is fine with those two conductors.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/7/19, 9:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Auxiliary Panel Question / Suggestions

An EGC is permitted to be connected directly to the enclosure (just like in a metal box) but it should not be attached to a wood screw that is mounting the panel to the backer board and the paint...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/6/19, 5:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Sub-Panel line Zipped Tied to Gas line.

The issue is not the contact with the gas pipe it's the fact that it's not properly supported.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/20/19, 3:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Replacement/updated panel questions

There will be a different answer depending on how things are enforced in a jurisdiction. The NEC had only a few instances where things need to actually be upgraded like GFCI and AFCI protection. ...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/19/19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Split bus double tap

Same here, that's why I find this panel to be so odd.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/18/19, 1:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Split bus double tap

I don't know those conductors are typically spot welded to the bus. I'd be curious to see this panel with the CB's removed.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/18/19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Split bus double tap

Has anyone else ever seen factory parallel conductor run to the split-bus? Seems less cost effective to use four conductor instead of two when they're typically welded to the bus.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/17/19, 3:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

Good point, the NEC explicitly permits the 3 wire feeder to remain.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/17/19, 3:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Split bus double tap

Interesting find, do you have a cat # for that panel because the spit bus conductors appear to be factory.



Also there are many other violations besides the double tap including more than 6...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/17/19, 7:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

Good point. :cool:

Would you report it as not meeting the current code, as a recommended upgrade or both?
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Alumiconn

Those are actually Siemens CB's not Square D.


Circuit Breakers - Residential - QD Classified - Power Distribution - Siemens...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Alumiconn

Where can one find that information? Aren't those made by Siemens?
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Alumiconn

I see QO in the second photo no QD.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/19, 9:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Alumiconn

Aren't those Square D QO circuit breakers?
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/19, 8:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Any ideas?

Given the dust pattern around the CB it appears that the cover didn't fit properly around that 3 pole 40.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/13/19, 8:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: 2 pole breakers

It would need to be connected to two bus stabs on the panel as opposed to a piggy back style CB that connects only to one stab.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/10/19, 9:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

I think that it's more of a question as to whether or not it's unsafe. Unless a parallel metallic path has been added between the structures IMO it's not unsafe.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/4/19, 8:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: Main Disconnect

:cool: A good habit to get used to.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/4/19, 5:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: 3 wire feed to sub panel new construction

Yes the bonding screw should be removed. Is that a metal raceway between the panel and the disconnect? If so that is the "4th wire' which is actually the EGC. If it's PVC then you're correct an...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/1/19, 7:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: What can you say

As an electrical inspector I would say here's your green stick it's code complaint. As an electrical contractor I would say that it was hack job by someone who is probably a slob because they take...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/1/19, 3:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: What can you say

Sadly it can be super ugly and still be code compliant. :roll:
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/25/19, 3:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Robert Meier
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

Actually they cannot be. If you isolate the EGC and neutral there will be no return path for the current to open an OCPD and the system will be ungrounded.


If you think of it like a service the...
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