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Lots of stuff wrong with this panel, but the really interesting thing is that these are pictures of both ends of the same 1/2" EMT conduit. Begins at the junction box attached to the main panel and ends as a stub-out in the attic with no cable clamp or anything. The stub-out ended up directly under a damaged gable vent. It had rained earlier that morning.[:-idea]

I had already made up my mind that the panel alone was sufficient justification to recommend detailed investigation by a qualified, licensed electrician, etc., but I was curious ([:-wiltel] I know . . . curiosity killed the cat!) and had to open up the junction box. As soon as I turned the screw, water began pouring out. I re-tightened the screw [:-dunce] and traced the EMT to the attic and noticed a lot of wet insulation all around it. Apparently the rain blew in through the damaged vent and filled the open EMT conduit. Water filled it down to the junction box.

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