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  1. #1
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    Default Contaminated Bus

    Inspected an 18 unit apartment complex the other day and about half of the panels looked like these.

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    Default Re: Contaminated Bus

    Unbelievable - what a mess. But makes for a easy write up.
    did you talk to any tenants about their flickering lights, sparking switches or strange electrical odors?


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    Default Re: Contaminated Bus

    What're you guys complaining about, that's just drywall texture overspray ... okay, maybe they were trying to hide it with drywall texture ... it'll wash off with a pressure washer ...

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    Default Re: Contaminated Bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    What're you guys complaining about, that's just drywall texture overspray ... okay, maybe they were trying to hide it with drywall texture ... it'll wash off with a pressure washer ...
    Looks like wet spray cellulose insulation.
    The installers did not cover the panel when spraying insulation into the wall cavities.

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    Default Re: Contaminated Bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Looks like wet spray cellulose insulation.
    The installers did not cover the panel when spraying insulation into the wall cavities.
    I still vote for drywall texture, regardless, though, there is so much wrong (not the least of which are all the NM cables going out through that one conduit/fitting) that those need to be replaced anyway and the new panels installed with all things corrected.

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    Default Re: Contaminated Bus

    1964 construction, lath and plaster. and that would be plaster in the panels, no acoustic spay in the bathroom were the panels are installed.
    There are about 10 panels that still need replacement.

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    Talking Re: Contaminated Bus

    Protection of electrical equipment - encase them in concrete. Done!....http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...ons/icon10.gif


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    Default Re: Contaminated Bus

    Contamination is just one of the problems, those are Zinsco breakers in the panels.


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