I think this goes without saying, but you really need to make sure your electrical panels have fully installed cover fronts. When I say fully installed, I mean that all the appropriate fasteners are in place and the front is secure.
And when I say appropriate fasteners, I mean screws that are not sharp—which can potentially pierce underlying wiring.
And when I say potentially…I’m just kidding. No more italics.
So, what if you don’t have a panel cover front in the first place? This is a scenario I recently came across recently during an inspection in Mount Vernon.
Obviously, if the circuits, circuit breakers, conductors, and other fun stuff are exposed to the world, you are inviting trouble to the party.
And trouble is a terrible guest.
The takeaway? Get your panel a cover, pronto!
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