Yesterday I wrote a post titled Are You Smarter Than a Home Inspector asking non home inspectors to identify the defects in an electric panel. No one actually took a guess. Chickens, LOL. Well today I will show you the answer.
You can see the same panel at the right but now it's labeled.
By the way my intent was not to embarrass anyone, but to show that we all have specialized jobs. Once in a whle you run into someone who thinks they can do what you do. They might say something like "that looks easy" or some other silly rationalization. I believe you get my point.
Back to this electric panel. This is a sub-panel, not a main panel. As such there should be 4 main wires entering the box one of which is a ground wire.
You can see where I labeled in the top left corner we do not have said ground wire. This is bad. The second error which because the ground wire is missing is sort of moot at this point is the ground screw. That screw should be on the opposite terminal.
I could go into more depth, but your eyes would glaze over or you'd be looking for a rope and a high rafter.
So, were you are you smarter than a home inspector? I guess that all depends on what category the question is from. I'm no good at quantum physics. :)