Can We Guess What's Wrong Here?

mike_kaiser_gwJuly 19, 2012

Seriously, is this really that hard to do right?

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petey_racer

What am I looking at? That black wire that looks green?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 2:19PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

No, the green wire that's going to the first breaker on the left. I guess I should have adjusted the color a little, darn cell phone cameras. ;-)

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 6:03PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

I straightened and adjusted the color a bit.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 6:07PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Not quite sure how that happened.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 6:09PM
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petey_racer

I'm sorry. I was being facetious.

It is obviously a green wire.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 8:20PM
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weedmeister

I'm blue-green color blind, so I wasn't sure if it was green or my computer shifting the colors around.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 1:59PM
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lbpod

I KNOW, let's ask the AHJ !!!!
or maybe one of those really
smart home inspectors.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 2:09PM
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kalining

So why is the neutral in the upper half of the right side
taped black ?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 2:11PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

The neutral is re-identified with white tape in a couple of places, although it doesn't appear in the picture. This box was installed 7-8 years ago and off hand I don't know what the requirements were back then.

I didn't mention it, but this is a sub panel. There's no a discrete ground wire and the two hots and neutral pass through a 4" length of EMT. Now that I'm looking doesn't that appear to be a green screw in the upper part of the right neutral bar (first picture)? Me thinks the bar might be tied to the enclosure.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 4:34PM
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bus_driver

I think that what appears to be tape is really THHN insulation. The ungrounded main feeders look the same. But the installer is obviously quite lacking in knowing the NEC.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 6:54PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

It might be the reflection of the flash that makes the insulation of the wires look like something tape or something. The wires are not taped (except for the neutral, with white at points outside of the photo).

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 8:23PM
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