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Oct 19 '21 at 12:23 history edited Machavity
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Oct 18 '21 at 22:00 answer Harper - Reinstate Monica timeline score: 5
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Oct 18 '21 at 17:28 comment added Ecnerwal Is there normally a cover on the LB in the first picture, or is that missing (which would explain the stripes fading, and which should be corrected, too.)
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Oct 18 '21 at 16:18 comment added Ryan Detzel @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact This is the subpanel. This panel probably needs to be upgraded anyway so it's easy enough to separate the ground/neutral but it appears I'll have to run a ground wire (not sure if it will fit in the conduit) and drive in some ground rods too.
Oct 18 '21 at 16:15 answer FreeMan timeline score: 6
Oct 18 '21 at 16:07 comment added FreeMan Fair enough, @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact. I wasn't sure, that's why I asked.
Oct 18 '21 at 15:43 comment added manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact Is the ground/neutral picture in the main panel or the subpanel? If that is in the subpanel, you have a big mess because ground and neutral should be separate bars (and neutral not bonded to ground/case). Plus I see a neutral wire chopped off instead of being unscrewed- ABSURD!
Oct 18 '21 at 15:41 comment added manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact @FreeMan Old code may be different, but current code (AFAIK, for a long time) is that you have to both have a fully interconnected ground from main panel to all subpanels and all circuits (remember, at one time not all circuits needed ground, so this is grandfathered in many situations) and have ground rods at each separate building.
Oct 18 '21 at 15:23 history edited Ryan Detzel CC BY-SA 4.0
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Oct 18 '21 at 15:11 comment added FreeMan @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact if it's a sub panel at a separate building the panel itself is required to have its own grounding stakes, no? Wouldn't that suffice, or does it also have to be tied to the main panel's ground?
Oct 18 '21 at 14:21 comment added manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact Looks like a serious (lack of) ground problem. Metal conduit works (generally) in place of a ground wire. But this doesn't look like metal conduit.
Oct 18 '21 at 13:59 comment added Platinum Goose Not an electrician but my guess is it's not correct if there's no ground. If you want to make sure "everything" is correct then a picture of both panels should be posted.
Oct 18 '21 at 13:46 comment added FreeMan Can you take the dead front off of either panel at either end and look at the cable there? Of course, it's safest if you kill the power first so that you don't accidentally electrocute yourself while fiddling around inside the panel. If you can get into the sub panel, you should be able to move those wires enough to find the writing on them that will tell you all about what they are.
Oct 18 '21 at 13:09 history asked Ryan Detzel CC BY-SA 4.0