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    Default Amazing Electrical Tricks!

    Okay,
    So the home inventory is low and the flip houses are getting some attention. Last week it was plumbing and this week it is electrical. This one was pretty funny in that it had the service wires entering at the left side of the home (low loop) going though the attic (after a splice from who knows who) to the Masthead and meter base at the other side of the house(somebody must have said they needed a service mast) to the main panel which doesn't have a main breaker(when I told the guy working on the panel he said he thought it had one but there looked like there might be room at the bottom to put one in) and the whole house operating on jumpers installed in the meter base.
    The house has been under remodeling for 3 months without a temp pole or permits. In a pretty big city that isn't paying attention.
    What's in store for next week?

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    Default Re: Amazing Electrical Tricks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Burnett View Post
    Okay,
    So the home inventory is low and the flip houses are getting some attention. Last week it was plumbing and this week it is electrical. This one was pretty funny in that it had the service wires entering at the left side of the home (low loop) going though the attic (after a splice from who knows who) to the Masthead and meter base at the other side of the house(somebody must have said they needed a service mast) to the main panel which doesn't have a main breaker(when I told the guy working on the panel he said he thought it had one but there looked like there might be room at the bottom to put one in) and the whole house operating on jumpers installed in the meter base.
    The house has been under remodeling for 3 months without a temp pole or permits. In a pretty big city that isn't paying attention.
    What's in store for next week?
    The simplest solution:
    - install a new service on the side of the house the overhead service is at
    - run new feeder cable with a separate insulated neutral from that new service to the existing panel on the other end of the house (remove existing service entrance conductors making that run - they are not allowed in the attic like that anyway)
    - address other problems in that existing panel and from there downstream

    Sure sounds simple, doesn't it?

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