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Old 12-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Visiting for Christmas, just had to check out the basement.

What do you guys think?

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Old 12-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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I think it looks like hell.

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Looks as if a few things were added/rewired.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
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Looks like half the places I work in.
BEFORE, not after, smarty pants.

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Do not see anything wrong. The only concern I would have, is what the inside behind the dead fronts looks like.
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Why is there three differant panels,
Looks like instead of home runs they ran a wire from each outlet back to the panel because of so many wires.

No 20 amp circuts?
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #7
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It's an apartment building, 3 apartments, 3 meters, each feeding a panel.

Rewire of a 100+ years old building.
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Why is there three differant panels,
Looks like instead of home runs they ran a wire from each outlet back to the panel because of so many wires.

No 20 amp circuts?
Before #12 Romex was Yellow, the jacket was white, which made it hard to visually tell if it was #14 or #12, without actually trying to read the imprint of the manufacturer info, or the silkscreening if it stayed on the jacket long enough.
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Looks like half the places I work in.
BEFORE, not after, smarty pants.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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Looks like the panel used to be there, and then it was moved and they had to extend all of the circuits to the new location.

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