I just had outlet added last week and breaker upgraded to CAFCI
The electrician forgot to place back the metering clamp for home automation on the circuit, so I went back and I was putting it back, I noticed the pigtail from AFCI to neutral was rather loose not torqued down at all.
How big of a risk was this? I know loose neutral is bad, just not sure how bad is LOSE not connected neutral AFCI pigtail.
I don’t think that pigtail carries load as circuit was working, is it only used for powering AFCI electronics? That would explain why wire was not heating up/arcing.
I torqued it down ( hopefully not too much but pretty tight, now I’m worried that it’s over torqued )
Does this look over torqued ?
Sorry here a link to photo… I just took scrap piece of 12AwG that was by the panel and did “torque” test
Not sure if it’s flattened too much?, I tried to torque it roughly same on actual conductor
And yes electrical will be coming back next week …