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Hey guys, I'm buying a new house and wanted someone who is an experienced electrician to look at this real quick.
This panel is as I understand actually a subpanel, yet it feeds most of the house, it gets power from a main panel in a garage add on. The inspector noted that the neutrals and grounds were mixed in this sub panel and that was no good so I asked for it to be repaired with some other electrical problems and they said they did. When I went back I checked and it still had green wires going to the neutral bar.
They had the electrician back today and they sent me this picture where he has installed a new grounding bar, not sure if he floated the neutral bar or not based on the picture, but there is still that large ground wire going to the original ground bar which was attached to the neutral bar, so I'm guessing the neutral is still not isolated.
I really don't like this setup for a few reasons.
>main breaker is only 50 amps,
yeh 50 amps for everything in the house, they have changed to a gas stove, so the 60 amp breaker put in place after the 50 amp is not being used. but still if someone is using the microwave, and we have the fridge is running, and you want to do laundry... that shit is going to pop all the fucking time, which is why the old bastard probably had this next pic in place.
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How about an auction thread? I assume that since we used to have thrift store and dumpster diving threads, it's fine.
Who all here checks out local antique/junk/material auctions? Any especially good finds?
I go to them a few times a month. I'd go more, but I don't like being unable to stay until the end and although you might get something decent with $20, you'll blow that pretty fast usually.
I find they're the cheapest place to get everything aside from clothes. If there's clothes there, they're usually beat to shit or in some weird size, assuming they aren't old lady clothes or pink sweats or something.
Between auctions and thrift shops/dumpsters/garage sales I've furnished my house, and my better purchases are always at auctions. I never leave one without a full car of resale and keep shit.
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>Just bought a house. Foreclosed, sold as is. I had a private inspector come out, make sure everything was good on it before I put the contract on it. Needed immediate repair, the bathtub drain pipe had been ripped out. But all the water worked.
>Tuesday. Doing final walkthrough of the house before closing and I look up in the basement and BOOM, my bathtub drain pipe magically reappeared, replaced professionally. But I walk two more steps and I found that my water meter was gone.
>Two clean cut slices through the pipe after the main shut off valve and there was nothing. Now, its important to note that here, old houses have water meters inside the basement, and this house is JUST old enough.
>Wednesday, after I closed on the house, I called the water company and scheduled them to come out Thursday to replace my meter and turn on my services. While I'm working on the house later that day, some guy comes over to my house from "Property Services" and said he was there to finish up what he started, and he was holding what LOOKED like a water meter. ten minutes later he says he's done and leaves. I go down there and instead of a functioning water meter, I find this (pic related).
>Water company comes by on Thursday to replace my meter, and I'm not home, turns out that the regulator needs to be moved higher up the pipe and the meter needs to go in its place, where it was in the first fucking place. The sheet said I needed to install two 5/8" meter couplings and leave 7 3/4" space between the two for the meter. I can't find these couplings anywhere locally and I have to get this fixed by inspection.
TL;DR I don't have water, can I fix it on my own?