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Sherry40tigger
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Should this have been mentioned in home inspection



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Mike Casey
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Sherry:

We don't know the circumstances of the home inspection or your local standard of care. What I can see in the photo are typical conditions found in older panels. It looks like several of the grounded conductors (white insulation) need separation into their own terminal slots. Additionally, most panels allow 2, and some 3, equipment grounds (bare copper) in a terminal slot. Seems one or more need correction. This was commonly done until about 15 or so years ago when the NEC became specific regarding terminal slot loading for grounded conductors and grounds and the limitations. It's an easy fix for an electrician.

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