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Main service has a 100 amp main breaker, 2 20 amp breakers, and one 40 amp 220 volt breaker. Upstairs is this 100 amp panel with no breakers in it. What the heck is this all about?

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What the heck is this all about?

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I don't have a clue and it appears the person who wire this did not have a clue either.

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The one upstairs used to be the main panel and has since been relegated to an extra large junction box. Looks to have been done by someone with more IT or automotive electrical experience than residential power. And not much of that either.

As for the main panel feed to the breaker, look up induction heating...

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There seem to be some serious safety issues there.

If all is as it appears to be, the main feeders are incorrect - they should be grouped together, coming in thru one knockout, so that the two phases cancel each other. That's important. Ask Jim K or Douglas.

The neutral feeder needs to be marked with white tape or paint. Minor detail but wrong.

Then the work in that old panel which is now a big junction box - all the neutrals should be floating, isolated from ground. That thing is a shock hazard the way it is wired.

Those branch circuit cables should not be bundled, that generates heat, and they should be stapled to the wall within 12" of the box.

I suspect there is more going on in that house than what these pics show. Not enough circuits there to run a properly wired house.

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