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Old 01-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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So I bought this property to rehab and had to get an elctrical inspection and failed. It had the copper stolen from main water line coming in wall. So theres no water meter or anything. So my question is to see if anyone can just give me a short explanation of problems I'm looking at. Here are the inspectors notes.

meter socket not attached to building
no GEC connection to water
corrosion on service connections
breakers in restricted area of panel (split buss)
etc needs new service and ec w/permit

This house is only 1000 sq ft. Thanks for any help

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So I bought this property to rehab and had to get an elctrical inspection and failed. It had the copper stolen from main water line coming in wall. So theres no water meter or anything. So my question is to see if anyone can just give me a short explanation of problems I'm looking at. Here are the inspectors notes.

meter socket not attached to building
no GEC connection to water
corrosion on service connections
breakers in restricted area of panel (split buss)
etc needs new service and ec w/permit

This house is only 1000 sq ft. Thanks for any help
pictures will be a big help.

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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So I bought this property to rehab and had to get an elctrical inspection and failed. It had the copper stolen from main water line coming in wall. So theres no water meter or anything. So my question is to see if anyone can just give me a short explanation of problems I'm looking at. Here are the inspectors notes.

meter socket not attached to building
no GEC connection to water
corrosion on service connections
breakers in restricted area of panel (split buss)
etc needs new service and ec w/permit

This house is only 1000 sq ft. Thanks for any help
Well seems pretty self explainatory (spell check! )
You need a new electrical service and need to replumb the house.
Im not sure about your local plumbing codes but if you replumb it in copper you should be able to ground the panel to the water service coming into house before meter,then ground the outside meter socket through a ground rod .
If you use a plastic water service youll need 2 ground rods outside bonded to meter socket
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Ok thanks. I dont have pictures today. I was just searching for an idea of what needed done. I knew about the ground to water line but was alittle hazy about the rest.
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So I bought this property to rehab... It had the copper stolen from main water line...
before you buy any of that copper pipe or wire be sure the building is secure.
and even then don't bring in more than you can install each day

and then start with the SMALL wire and pipe...
move up to the bigger work as you get to the end and ready for the inspections

THEN arrange for the electric meter and panel and the water service stuff last.
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So I bought this property to rehab and had to get an elctrical inspection and failed. It had the copper stolen from main water line coming in wall. So theres no water meter or anything. So my question is to see if anyone can just give me a short explanation of problems I'm looking at. Here are the inspectors notes.

meter socket not attached to building
no GEC connection to water
corrosion on service connections
breakers in restricted area of panel (split buss)
etc needs new service and ec w/permit

This house is only 1000 sq ft. Thanks for any help
Meter pan may be loose falling off

Corrosion on the lugs, strait forward you have to clean them up

Split buss panel may only have a max of 6 breakers at top, even if it's under 6 a load calculation must be done not to overload the se conductors
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I'd like to see a pic of the split buss panel that he called out. Obviously you need to be able to disconnect with no more than 6 hand motions but I don't understand what the "breakers in restricted area" refers to specifically.
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I'd like to see a pic of the split buss panel that he called out. Obviously you need to be able to disconnect with no more than 6 hand motions but I don't understand what the "breakers in restricted area" refers to specifically.
If a load calculation wasn't done properly then even less than 6 breakers may not be there aka restricted. But could be wrong
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