Electric service panels are in enclosures, cabinets, boxes, or panel boards containing overcurrent protection devices for controlling light, heat, appliances, and power circuits. This standard refers to three conditions related to electric service panels:
- Obstructed panels on the interior, exterior, or dwelling units.
- Damage to breakers or fuses in the form of rust or corrosion.
- Damage to breakers or fuses in the form of melted parts, burns, arcing, or smoke damage.
|Def#||Deficiency||Severity||Repair Due||HCV Rating|
|1||Electric service panel is obstructed and not readily accessible||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||A fuse or breaker is physically damaged (melted, arcing scars, burns, or smoke damage)||Life Threatening||24 Hours||Fail|
|3||A fuse or breaker is contaminated; either water, rust or corrosion||Severe||24 Hours**||Fail|
**PBV/HCV Correction Timeframe for this Deficiency is 30 Days