I swear, there must be a vow that all licensed electricians take before
setting out to work on their own. I believe it could be summed up thus:
XXXIV. Thou shalt never affix identifying labels to any
household breaker panels.
What is it with these guys? Yesterday I saw a new client, looked at
their panel in the garage to try to figure out which one the back-porch
light was on, and, sure 'nuf, not a SINGLE MARKING anywhere to disturb
the pristine beauty of the blank box.
I guess it just isn't macho enough to actually let the poor bastard who
owns the house know which breaker goes where.
(On the other hand, another client is the ultimate counter-example: both
of their breaker boxes have envelopes taped to their doors, inside of
which is a complete list of breakers and devices on each. But I suspect
that's because one of their sons did a lot of remodeling work for their
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