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ICE

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Looks like the insulation got dinged when the wires were pulled.
Did you get a picture of the subpanel?
That is the sub-panel.

Here is another example of a swimming pool sub-panel that was "corrected " by a solar contractor after installing a service panel upgrade. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of what it looks like with the dead-front removed.

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Why wouldn’t they trim the mounting rails to length? Don‘t worry about the shadows, they are only there on sunny days.
 

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Not a first responder but if they have to vent that tile roof, do they bust the tiles, pull them off with a hook or grab a concrete saw? Just curious.

Here we make the solar PV installer give the 36-inch and 18-inch walkway. Just about every design comes in without required access and has to be redone. 75% of the projects in the field are different than what was approved. The solar industry scares me a little.
 

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The wire stirrups for the rebar look like they are in direct contact with the rebar. Not approved here.
I recall another thread recently where they were discussing that - and really it comes down to the AHJ. The Concrete Manual says "Factory-made wire bar supports are widely used. These may be plain steel wire, galvanized steel wire, or stainless steel wire." But in the section above that, it says "the supports must be... and must not have any other adverse effect in the concrete"

Whether or not they cause an "adverse effect" can be debated either way.

However, we allow it in our jurisdiction.
 

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How do you do it?
Our region gets a lot of rain, about 83" per year. Our clay soil holds moisture and contributes to rusting and corrosion of any unprotected ferrous material it contacts. Therefore, rebar must not be in contact with the ground to prevent rusting. The use of plastic caps on rebar, or plastic stirrups, or concrete dobies, are just some of the approved methods here.
 

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Our region gets a lot of rain, about 83" per year. Our clay soil holds moisture and contributes to rusting and corrosion of any unprotected ferrous material it contacts. Therefore, rebar must not be in contact with the ground to prevent rusting. The use of plastic caps on rebar, or plastic stirrups, or concrete dobies, are just some of the approved methods here.
Makes sense. We only get around 34" annually.
 

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The problem with dobies is keeping them in place. Not many people take the time to wire them to the rebar, and the6 get kicked out of place when the concrete is placed.
 

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This picture was posted earlier and I was asked what was up with the short wire. Today I was able to ask the contractor. He said that he is waiting for Edison to replace the wire. He thinks that Edison will replace the service entrance conductors. I asked him if he has a contractors license. He said yes....just not electrical contractor. The owner pulled the permit and hired this guy. I told him that he shouldn't be doing electrical work. Within ten minutes of hanging up I got a call from my office manager. The contractor must carry his balls around in a pail.....golf balls that is.

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What is wrong with this? I'm not real knowledgeable about electrical...
The connection has an access on the inside of the wall. I’m not sure but I suspect it is located in the garage. The original clamp faces away from the outside. The new clamp faces away from the garage access. The hole in the exterior wall needs to be repaired....watertight would be asking for too much.

The fix is turning the clamp towards the access and patching the wall.
 
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