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Old 01-18-2009, 12:35 PM   #16
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I like QO. It is a solid breaker, and its "snap" to the bus is very reassuring. I have seen far fewer failures from a properly installed QO panelboard than the other brands. Nothing against other brands, 'cause I like Siemens/ITE too, but if it's in the budget, I get QO.
It always has a nice 'snap' to the board. The breakers are very sensitive as well.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:03 PM   #17
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I think the inspector was smoking something...I can't believe he passed this crap!

I only saw a couple violations, anyone else want to share? You generally get what you pay for, making artwork out of a panel is usually not in the budget.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:08 PM   #18
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I only saw a couple violations, anyone else want to share? You generally get what you pay for, making artwork out of a panel is usually not in the budget.

Maybe I should have taken pictures of other things I quickly fixed, One room had all exposed j-boxes, another room had bx entering a plastic box with a ground wire wrapped around it, in my crawl space a whirlpool tub 20 amp outlet was tapped off with 14 awg.

I do see some violations, but am curious as to what you found?
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:49 PM   #19
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I only saw a couple violations, anyone else want to share? You generally get what you pay for, making artwork out of a panel is usually not in the budget.
I agree. What you have there is what is typical in most old houses. It isn't pretty, but is there anything major wrong? Even if you have a service professionally replaced doesn't mean that they are going to go over the whole system with a fine toothed comb.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:51 PM   #20
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I agree. What you have there is what is typical in most old houses. It isn't pretty, but is there anything major wrong? Even if you have a service professionally replaced doesn't mean that they are going to go over the whole system with a fine toothed comb.

Ive fixed alot of the major wrong.

I suppose I will just clean up some of the wiring.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:44 PM   #21
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Well...while pulling out 2 abandoned bx cables, 12/3 romex and about 30 ft of 6 awg ground wire I came upon one of many of these



Now I have more work to do!
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