Electrical things run on magic smoke. The electricity keeps it in, once the smoke gets out, the systems ceases to function. The smoke got out of this service panel:
This is the next stage….(BTW, that bundle of white wires at the top of the photo is a WTF, they weren’t tied in, and don’t seem to go anywhere. Same thing with that 6/3 exterior service cable at the top of the photo. They weren’t in the box, so your guess is as good as mine. They are not powered, don’t seem to go to anything or serve any real purpose. WTF?)
Shiny new service panel installed, service reconnected. Those two black and white wires at the bottom contain the magic smoke. Another WTF….see that silver conduit in the bottom center of the photo? No wire in there. I have no idea.
Oh yeah, one of those pieces of blue romex you see at the top of the photos also goes nowhere. I am not sure what the original contractors were doing, but I think drugs might have had something to do with it. I have to sort this shit out, run four new circuits to take the strain off the overloaded circuits, and do it without getting the snot knocked out of me while working in a hot panel. Just another day at the office.