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    I have seen 3 or 4 of these(first photo) used for main disconnects or sub-panels. Since they don't have dead fronts under the hinged door and were not locked (secured) shut I noted that they were a shock hazard since the energized stuff is fully exposed once the door is opened.
    Any advice?
    The second photo is just for grins. This was in a house that had just gotten an Electrical Inspection by another potential buyer. This type of inspection is big in my "neck of the woods" instead of a complete inspection. The electrican didn't mention a thing. The screws were quiet long by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Cobb View Post
    I have seen 3 or 4 of these(first photo) used for main disconnects or sub-panels. Since they don't have dead fronts under the hinged door and were not locked (secured) shut I noted that they were a shock hazard since the energized stuff is fully exposed once the door is opened.
    Gary,

    I note the same thing and suggest securing or locking. As a kid, I was always opening stuff like that.

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    I agree.... I always write up the ones with open connections or the ones that have the flimsy cardboard like stuff inside and recommend they be secured closed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Gary,

    I note the same thing and suggest securing or locking. As a kid, I was always opening stuff like that.
    This one came with fuses waiting to be played with, kind of a rec area at the other end of the basement, live wires.

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