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Ron House, owner of West Sound Electric, Inc. in Bremerton, Wash., recently forwarded these photos to us. “Here's an interesting example of a residential service entrance gone bad that my residential division manager happened upon recently,” says House. “Only one phase was tapped at the rather unique service entrance fitting, and the fused disconnect was jumped between phases.”
I can’t seem to find any rules in NEC Art. 230 that were complied with at this particular installation. The seal is intact, at least it looks that way, and the entire installation looks like it was done by a person hiding in the bushes!
The scope of Article 230 states, "This article covers service conductors and equipment for control and protection of services and their installation requirements. FPN: See Figure 230.1."