Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    105

    Default framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Addition built in 2002 and permits on file. Maybe something changed after addition was built. They left one screw out at the upper left so the cover can be removed.

    Similar Threads:
    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Memphis TN.
    Posts
    4,311

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Clark View Post

    Addition built in 2002 and permits on file. Maybe something changed after addition was built. They left one screw out at the upper left so the cover can be removed.
    .
    Screw or no screw required working space of 30 X 36 inches in front of the Panel is not present .
    .

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,847

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Clark View Post
    Addition built in 2002 and permits on file. Maybe something changed after addition was built. They left one screw out at the upper left so the cover can be removed.
    The insulation is also wrong.......

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    .
    Screw or no screw required working space of 30 X 36 inches in front of the Panel is not present .
    .
    I know. Very nice set up.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    2,778

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Panel went in and permit signed off. Then framing and sheet rock went up. Needed to be one bay to right. Electricians do not typically care where they put things unless it is spelled out for them and some one follows behind to make sure. Most trades just don't care what the next has to do. They figure that the next guy will figure it out. Possible just poor planning by the contractor.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    3,177

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    The insulation is also wrong.......
    Upside down, right?

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
    www.ArnoldHomeInspections.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,847

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Upside down, right?
    The Kraft paper is exposed. The fine print on the paper says that it must not be exposed as it is a fire hazard.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    3,177

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    The Kraft paper is exposed. The fine print on the paper says that it must not be exposed as it is a fire hazard.
    I was joking, of course. And I will continue to:

    The reason it's wrong for it to be upside down is that you can't read "The fine print on the paper...(that) says that it must not be exposed as it is a fire hazard".

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
    www.ArnoldHomeInspections.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,847

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    I was joking, of course. And I will continue to:

    The reason it's wrong for it to be upside down is that you can't read "The fine print on the paper...(that) says that it must not be exposed as it is a fire hazard".
    Sorry!! My allergies and the fact that we are out of coffee at the house, has taken my humor detector away for the day!

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,549

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    They can do worse than that. Here's one I found last week.

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,252

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    The insulation is also wrong.......
    Depends on one's intent ...

    If the intent is to leave easily combustible material next to the electrical panel to increase the chance of fire to burn the house down and collect the insurance money ...

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    On The Mason-Dixon Line
    Posts
    577

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Panel went in and permit signed off. Then framing and sheet rock went up. Needed to be one bay to right. Electricians do not typically care where they put things unless it is spelled out for them and some one follows behind to make sure. Most trades just don't care what the next has to do. They figure that the next guy will figure it out. Possible just poor planning by the contractor.

    Oh How Easy it is to sit back and blindly throw darts and make blanket statements when on does not have the information needed to make such statements


  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    2,778

    Default Re: framing/sheetrock against panel cover

    Quote Originally Posted by ken horak View Post
    Oh How Easy it is to sit back and blindly throw darts and make blanket statements when on does not have the information needed to make such statements
    Yes it's easy. Work with what you see and what your told. Then use 35 yrs experience. May be wrong, but have seen same thing happening many times. The scenario follows a pattern that repeats.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •