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My nephew is an electrician. Below is his FaceBook post this morning and picture he posted with it.

"Get a call from a friend sayin he couldn't turn the power off in his mom's house...wonder why..."
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&*^*@!#% Smart meters!!

You have to wonder if that was the panel's condition when the utility 'bots slapped that meter in. Any professionally trained electrician would have refused to do it.
48 hours to get an electrical permit to have that mess replaced. No discussion about it. In fact, the meter 'bot should have pulled the existing meter and covered over the meter base!
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Looks like a bootleg job to me.

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&*^*@!#% Smart meters!!

You have to wonder if that was the panel's condition when the utility 'bots slapped that meter in. Any professionally trained electrician would have refused to do it.
48 hours to get an electrical permit to have that mess replaced. No discussion about it. In fact, the meter 'bot should have pulled the existing meter and covered over the meter base!
I tend to agree with you Dan. If I was his utility provider I would have disconnected him until the mess was fixed. That is an electrocution waiting to happen.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Around here if the meter reader saw something like this they would call for someone to go up the pole and disconnect the wires.

The idiot husband of a friend of ours did some wiring like you have shown and they shut off the power. She had to get a county inspection approval to turn it back on so I installed a new panel and had a heck of a time trying to figure out what that idiot did.
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Problem. What problem?

OK, fess up...which one of you clowns stole my sig? It was right here a second ago.
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Around here if the meter reader saw something like this they would call for someone to go up the pole and disconnect the wires.

The idiot husband of a friend of ours did some wiring like you have shown and they shut off the power. She had to get a county inspection approval to turn it back on so I installed a new panel and had a heck of a time trying to figure out what that idiot did.
Good grief! I should hope so.

The house I am living in now was built by two electricians. Not only did they not have a left handed clue how to frame, but neither did they give a hoot about the wiring.

It wasn't quite as bad as the panel shown above, but not a heck of a lot better either.

Loose wire all over the place, open ended 120 and 240v wires here and there. Two and three sets of wires attached to each breaker...it just goes on and on.

Fortunately we have a friend here who is the local electrical contractor. Under his guidance we have fixed just about everything. Still some walls not yet opened up but we're getting there.

Electrical is simply not something that the inexperienced should mess with.
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Good grief! I should hope so.

The house I am living in now was built by two electricians. Not only did they not have a left handed clue how to frame, but neither did they give a hoot about the wiring.
That reminds me of the saying "Never buy a car that a mechanic owned". The last thing a mechanic wants to do when he gets home is work on another vehicle so lots of them will drive it till it quits.

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