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This Ain't Right - But How Not Right Is It?


John Raffensberger
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Here's the scenerio:

-Pre-listing inspect for a (sorry)realtor

friend.

-New main panel installed for Hot Tub

-Service comes into new panel with 100 Amp

breaker.

-Inside new panel, breaker without markings or

switches feeds old main panel with a 125 main

breaker.

Just how wrong is this and what do I say about it.

Thanks, You guys are the best

Raff

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Originally posted by John Raffensberger

-Inside new panel, breaker without markings or

switches feeds old main panel with a 125 main

breaker.

That's the part that would bother me the most. That breaker could be anything, including vastly undersized for the job. What size wires were used to connect the two panels, and how many? Did they wire the sub panel correctly (neutrals & equipment grounds separated, etc.)?

Just how wrong is this and what do I say about it.

Just a mystery breaker feeding a higher-rated sub panel would be enough for me to recommend review by an electrician. How hard I would lean on that recommendation would depend on the details somewhat. Got more details?

Brian G.

Mystery Good, Mystery Breaker Bad [:-propell

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Thanks for you input. As far as the rest of the wiring in the original box it was the normal mix of everything usulally found in a handy homer box this age, overfilled, double tapping, one circuit with aluminum wiring, undersized and oversized wiring etc.

Thanks for your help, in the report I told him to have a qualified electrician look at it. Don't know what he'll do.

Thanks for your help

Raff

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