Theres Some Bare Feeder Before Main Breaker - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 412
Rewards Points: 254
Default

Theres some bare feeder before main breaker


Maybe 1/2" of bare feeder before the main breaker. Anything I can do about this other than replacing the feeder. Like cover it with something without touching it?

How do they go about replacing a feeder? How do you get these lines shut off? From the pole?

Advertisement

pcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
UAW SKILLED TRADES
 
Stubbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,235
Rewards Points: 2,440
Default

Theres some bare feeder before main breaker


I wouldn't do anything... why would you want to?? The only technical issue is the wire isn't at the correct strip length. But on main lugs this isn't unusual and doesn't pose much of any safety hazard. Just keep bare ground wires away as they should be.

Advertisement

__________________
" One nice thing about the NEC articles ... you have lots of choices"

Stubbie
Stubbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
Licensed Electrician
 
Magnettica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rahway, NJ
Posts: 168
Rewards Points: 150
Send a message via Yahoo to Magnettica
Default

Theres some bare feeder before main breaker


No big deal.
Magnettica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 412
Rewards Points: 254
Default

Theres some bare feeder before main breaker


Thanks...I jumped it while pulling out an old wire once. I guess in retrospect, I could have cut the old wire so I would not have had to pull the wires past the feeders!
pcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #5
Licensed Electrician
 
Magnettica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rahway, NJ
Posts: 168
Rewards Points: 150
Send a message via Yahoo to Magnettica
Default

Theres some bare feeder before main breaker


And that's really the only time there's really any danger. Because even if the feeder was stripped to fit the lug just right, the lug is still exposed no matter what. Anything more than 1/2" from the lug is unprofessional on the installers part.
Magnettica is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Main Circuit Breaker Test lthomps222 Electrical 16 11-07-2010 05:40 PM
Nuetral from feeder cable to main panel question? TW Lucas Electrical 14 05-08-2008 12:33 PM
main lug vs main breaker for sub panel diyll Electrical 1 01-17-2008 09:18 PM
Main disconnect breaker coyote556 Electrical 9 08-01-2007 05:52 AM
Main Breaker Trips Repeatedly kkf Electrical 7 06-18-2007 05:31 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts