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Main panel is 300 feet up the road. 3 wire going down to house. 2005 build. Should be 4 wire, right?

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Sub at house appears to have floating neutrals with one tiny 12gage going to the equipment grounds.

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Would that 3 wire feed be OK if the neutrals were properly bonded to the panel?

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What Jim said. Neutral must not be bonded in that sub panel, only up at the main panel.

That one neutral on the grounding bus is in the main panel, right? It wouldn't work in the subpanel with a 3-wire feed.

They forgot the cable clamp, too. Amateurs. [:-party]

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WHOA there folks - before everyone gets their panties in a wad, and before we create a mob to hang that electrical inspector, lets get ALL the facts !!!

It could very well have been perfectly legal !

We NEED to know if there are any metallic paths between the 2 panels ?

I ask because in the 2002 & the 2005 it was allowed to run the 3 wire feeder if there was not metallic paths ties that tie the 2 structures together, and there in no GFCI protection of equipment on the supply side of the feeder.

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There's no visible sign of a grounding conductor in the subpanel, certainly none of sufficient gauge for the size of the feeder.

The inspector's tag doesn't mean he allowed all that mess. I think 'Temp' means he approved a temporary installation, that has had additions over the years most likely. Certainly a circuit or two has been added by an amateur and there is plenty not right with that installation. IMO.

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WHOA there folks - before everyone gets their panties in a wad, and before we create a mob to hang that electrical inspector, lets get ALL the facts !!!

It could very well have been perfectly legal !

We NEED to know if there are any metallic paths between the 2 panels ?

I ask because in the 2002 & the 2005 it was allowed to run the 3 wire feeder if there was not metallic paths ties that tie the 2 structures together, and there in no GFCI protection of equipment on the supply side of the feeder.

Agreed.

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