Ever hear those words before? Well, they don’t just apply to the location of a home – it can also apply to the location of electrical wiring and roof drains. The electrical code states that there shall be no plumbing within 3-feet of an overload protection box. What about roof drains? Common sense would tell you it’s a bad idea to place these two systems too close together!
This is what we saw, and this is what can happen. Note in the last photo that the terminal lugs on the main breaker are so corroded that the Allen screw hole closed up!