Hello JW and the Group.
Thank You for the reply JW.
I realize that people asking questions here are do-it-yourselfers.
If they were experienced licensed electricians, They would not need help.
And I do not want anyone to get hurt, Physically, Mentally or Verbally.
But I think that smart people come here to get help, Not a Lecture on why
they are wasting there time and why they should not do something, Your way.
There are other knowledgeable people on this forum that have offered help and
have been there and done that, with ease, and it works. Just not Your way.
I looked at Your link (http://esfi.org/index.cfm/cdid/11015/pid/10262) and it said;
* Make an effort to learn about your home electrical system so that you are able to safely navigate and maintain it.
* Never attempt a project that is beyond your skill level. Knowing when to call a professional may help prevent electrical fires,
injuries, and Fatalities.
* Always turn off the power to the circuit that you plan to work on by switching off the circuit breaker in the main service panel.
* Test the wires with a voltage meter before you touch them to make sure that the power has been turned off.
* Be sure to unplug any lamp or appliance before working on it.
* Use a GFCI with every power tool to protect against electrical shock hazards.
* Never stand in a puddle or on a damp floor when working directly on or near electricity.
* Always have your work inspected upon completion to ensure that it has been done correctly.
This is all good information, But I see nowhere there that says to pull the meter.
Pulling the meter is considered tampering, because You only own the equipment after the meter.
But the meter can be pulled in an emergency as the Fire Department will normally do.
"I am a person who everyone wants to belittle because of my preaching safety"
I think that if others belittle you it is that maybe sometimes you deserve it.
Preaching is something better left to preachers in a church, for people who want to go
and hear it, Not on the Forums, Unless someone asks You.
This Post was originally a simple question;
"Question on adding branch to a panel - how do you guys access the knockouts?"
I never seen you give an answer to the question, If You did then I missed it, Maybe
You gave it in some electrical code.
You also said;
"I would never install any circuit into any live panel."
With all of Your experience, Why not ?. It is done safely every day.
I do believe that a person should have a working voltmeter and check to make sure
that the circuit is dead before working on it. That is a given. Respect Electricity.
You have a way of preaching and lecturing, and running good people off.
They want a straight answer, not a section in a code book, that they may not understand,
or even need to understand. In our real world thay dont need all that for what they are working on.
You should leave some of your lectures in your class room, And leave the preaching
up to the preachers in church. Or become a preacher yourself, in your church.
You are not Offensive to me in any way, You just rub people the wrong way.
I hope You understand. Sorry if my english doen not suit You. You should understand.
I know that You are a good person, and have a good heart.
That is just my thought, But I know a lot about nothing...
Have a Great Day.