On my inspection the other day I had multiple issues before I came across this. The way this house was looking I wasn't shocked(no pun intended) to find these culprits in the electrical panel.
(1st pic)The immediate thing that jumped out, is the multiple brands of breakers being used. This is a concern because of compatibility reasons. Also tells me that someone is trying to be an electrician...not a good idea!
(2nd pic)The top two circles are what we call "double taps". This is when multiple wires are connected to one terminal on a breaker. Not good! This is definitely a safety issue due to fire. The bottom circle is a floating wire not connected to anything...an accident waiting to happen!
Getting a licensed electrician to come out and fix these issues along with other concerns I found on this property won't be cheap! Be smart...get an inspection and protect yourself and your investment.
3/15/2022 09:58:31 pm
That is one part of the electrical system you would not want to mess with unless you are knowledgeable. Better call for a professional if you encountered troubles with it.
4/5/2022 09:23:08 pm
It is important to have knowledge about how this electrical parts function, knowing its risk as well. Explain it to your kids as well.
4/17/2022 03:18:41 pm
after taking a good look to the second picture, the one with the double tabs. I can see that the breaker is design for 2 poles, however I can not see if the wiring connected to it are the same gauge or the correct gauge that the breaker requires.
5/12/2022 08:16:11 pm
Panels have different types, assuming this type, this article will help a lot on dealing with such issues.
1/23/2023 03:36:39 pm
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!
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