I hate that all the way down to being to lazy to cut the whip to a decent length. We do everything ourselves except attatch in the breaker box. We put the wire next to the service panel and (only because by law we have to) we call an electrician to come and just put the breaker in and hook it up.
There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.
Oh yah, that looks like a HomeDepot install. Don't worry, the varmits will get smoked on the turf-wire before you do. Drop a dime to the inspector before someone gets fried.
We had $60K chiller go down at a critical building (National Security)because of an exposed comm wire. Seems some board prairy dogs liked the taste of comm wire. Unfortunately we're not allowed to shoot them, because of the tree huggers. You can't throw a rock in any direction without hitting one-I mean the doggies.
Check your six