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Old 02-22-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Is it ok to have the main neutral wire spliced from the meter to the buss bar.

I bought a house that the panel has been replaced everything else looks fine but the neutral wire must of been a little short

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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It is possible to splice, but I would just replace the conductor.

How is the panel operating now?

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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panel is fine no issues just worried about the wire. So there is not going to be an issue if I ever sell this house or should I have the wire replaced
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Can you post a pic?
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panel is fine no issues just worried about the wire. So there is not going to be an issue if I ever sell this house or should I have the wire replaced
did you just buy this house? was it inspected?
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I would replace it. How many amp service?
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did you just buy this house? was it inspected?
yes and yes but the inspector said nothing about it
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The home inspector should have noticed it if he was expected to check out the electrical systems.
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The home inspector should have noticed it if he was expected to check out the electrical systems.
I have never seen a home inspector remove a panel cover. They might look for breaker sizes and uncovered openings in the panel but not the guts of the panel. You would need to hire an electrician for that.
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I have never seen a home inspector remove a panel cover. They might look for breaker sizes and uncovered openings in the panel but not the guts of the panel. You would need to hire an electrician for that.
"I have never seen a home inspector remove a panel cover."

Permit and Inspection, just another form of taxation. Oh when they are collecting the fees they are through. You have to pull the permit and have inspections but donít think you are any safer.
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I have never seen a home inspector remove a panel cover. They might look for breaker sizes and uncovered openings in the panel but not the guts of the panel. You would need to hire an electrician for that.
It seems to me they should at least take the cover off to note the obviouse issues. The 500 or more for a full home inspection for insurance and mortgage purpose just to do a quick walkthrough it seems like a lot.
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I have never seen a home inspector remove a panel cover. They might look for breaker sizes and uncovered openings in the panel but not the guts of the panel. You would need to hire an electrician for that.
Done all the time here. My biggest gripe about it is all the stuff they miss. Might as well not even bother to look.
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It seems to me they should at least take the cover off to note the obviouse issues. The 500 or more for a full home inspection for insurance and mortgage purpose just to do a quick walkthrough it seems like a lot.
I thought he would at least pull a cover or fixture and look. Or even test a GFCI, I asked if he wanted me to do the same He said no. Ten minutes and poof like Keyser Soze, he disappeared.
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Is it ok to have the main neutral wire spliced from the meter to the buss bar.

I bought a house that the panel has been replaced everything else looks fine but the neutral wire must of been a little short
If it's a little short, how did they connect it? A picture would be worth a lot here.

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