Where does this red wire go in my outside fuse box

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Old 04-24-17, 08:09 AM
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Where does this red wire go in my outside fuse box

we are putting in a new weather head and outdoor fuse box and confused on where this red wire goes, does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 04-24-17, 08:40 AM
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No fuse box in your picture but the red in the breaker box goes to the breaker. The white goes to the neutral bar.

However the other wiring on the breaker doesn't look right. The two black wires on the bottom of the breaker doesn't make sense to me. Can you give us a picture looking straight on.
 

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Is this a better view?

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Old 04-24-17, 09:43 AM
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The large white wire terminated at the breaker needs to be moved to the neutral bus and the red wire should be terminated in the breaker's lug where the white wire is currently.

But.....you have other code issues. The cable on the load side of the breaker is NM-B cable (aka Romex) and cannot be used outside, not even in conduit. This is a code violation. You'll have to replace that cable with individual THHN/THWN-2 conductors.

The conduit on the right with the plastic insulating bushing with ground wires appears to be a metal conduit which is also a problem. If it is indeed a metal conduit sleeve for the GECs (ground wires), those GECs must be bonded to each end of that conduit sleeve. It would be easier to replace the metal conduit sleeve with a PVC conduit sleeve.
 
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Thanks for the better picture. Now it makes sense.
 
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so you agree with CasualJoe?
 
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Old 04-24-17, 10:28 AM
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Yes, joe is correct about the other issues.
 
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