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Dangerous Residential Electrical

This outdated electrical panel had several serious safety deficiencies.  These included exposed bus bars, missing fasteners, and exposed house wiring.

ORMECO technicians corrected these safety deficiencies.

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Exposed Bus Bars

Several circuit breakers are missing from this panel; however, no effort was made to cover the exposed openings.  A very dangerous condition, as objects can be inserted through the holes and come into contact with the bus bars.

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Exposed Wiring

House wiring was exposed.  UV radiation damaged the insulation and there is cable TV wiring inserted through the same penetration as the house wiring.

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New Cover fabrication

Here, an ORMECO technician is fabricating a new cover to hide the exposed house wiring.

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NEW cover

Using a sheet metal break, the new cover is bent in order to fit the existing electrical panel.

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New cover

Here, the new cover is painted and ready for installation.

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New blank covers

The front cover of the breaker panel was outfitted with new blank covers; these prevent objects from being inserted into the panel.

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repainted breaker cover

After riveting new blank covers into place, the breaker cover was repainted.

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new wiring cover

Wiring originally exposed is now properly shielded from further damage.

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refurbished breaker cover

The refurbished cover is properly fastened; covers prevent objects from being inserted into the panel.

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