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Old June 30th, 2020, 08:18 PM #1
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Licensed electrician needed to assess and maybe rewire a panel. Shared neutrals?

Selling my house, inspector says a panel that was inspected and deemed acceptable 6 years ago is not acceptable now. Need a rewire in Parkton, MD. Please help.

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Old June 30th, 2020, 08:34 PM #2
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Looks like the inside of every panel box I've ever looked in (better than a lot of them actually)
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Old June 30th, 2020, 08:35 PM #3
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Is this the main panel for the house? If so, the only problem I could see here is that you may have to many conductors under the lugs which is easy to fix. The terminology is completely wrong for that.

If this is a sub panel, there could be an issue with how the wiring goes to that sub panel and it is switched that would disallow this type of wiring. That would actually be a shared neutral.
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Old June 30th, 2020, 08:50 PM #4
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Golf. Only panel for the house. Buyer wants it fixed. Need someone licensed to do it that can provide an invoice.

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Buyer should prove to you that it's an issue.

If it was inspected and in code when installed that's that. Home inspectors make crap up half the time I swear.
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It is an easy fix and should take 10 minutes tops and that's from the time they step out of the vehicle. The bare ground conductors can be doubled up but the neutrals (white wires) are to be single-conductor under the screw lug.

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I showed my sister who is a realtor the picture and she said this is a common issue. It’s know as “double tapping”. “Shared neutrals” is the wrong term so the home inspector is already pushing credibility.

The “problem” is that you can’t have more than one neutral (white wire) under each lug. You can have a white wire and a ground from the same circuit but you can’t have two circuits under the same lug. The “problem” is that if someone tries to pull the wire to isolate a circuit it can cause confusion on which wire is being pulled. Also, there is a concern that in a power surge or short there isn’t as good of a connection at that lug to ground and it course cause arcing.

She said that some electricians will take a look at it and give it a thumbs up and some will Want to move a few wires. Shouldn’t be terribly expensive. If they tell you the whole box has to be rewired they are full of shit. Have you asked your realtor (the one selling you house) for a suggestion? They may or may not have a go to person for stuff like this. Other suggestion would be Angies list or home advisor, just beware of the massive influx of emails you will get.
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Baltimore County. Parkton MD

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Have you asked your realtor (the one selling you house) for a suggestion? They may or may not have a go to person for stuff like this. ....
^^^This. Every house we’ve sold, our realtor was on Eggzackly this kind o stuff like white on rice - ESP at this stage of the game.

Are you selling wo a realtor? If you have a realtor , time for a come to Jesus talk. After all, YOU’RE PAYING THEIR COMMISSION , every house we’ve so,d, issues just like this one are how they earn their commission

I apologize I am not answering you specific question (if you were in Cal Co I’d call our last realtor there and she’d have you hooked up before lunch tomorrow!)
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