How I Inspect Electrical Panels

The following video describes how I inspect an electrical panel. Some of the topics covered are:

  • How to make sure you won’t get shocked when opening the panel
  • How to safely open the electrical panel
  • Noting the size of the main breaker
  • Looking for tripped/off breakers
  • Check for overheating wires or parts inside the panel
  • Check for double taps on the breakers
  • Check for grounding of the electrical panel
  • Are the neutral and ground wires connected properly
  • Check that wire size is correct for each breaker
  • How to tell if a wire is 12 or 14 gage with my fingers
  • Look for wasp nests inside the electrical panel
  • Look for other defects inside the panel

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