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Old 4/7/11, 12:43 PM
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Default Hot Neutral Reversed Recommendations

What do you recommend?

I often find outlets that are Hot Neutral reversed. Sometimes GFCI's as well. The GFCI's function manually and power is disconnected. Testers though do not trip the circuit. Is it best practice to always recommend a licensed electrical contractor further evaluate and fix ALL Hot Neutral outlets, just GFCI's or what?
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Old 4/7/11, 1:12 PM
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Never assume the buyer can fix anything electrical related. Always recommend repairs by a licensed electrical contractor on all improperly installed outlets.

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Old 4/7/11, 1:48 PM
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Default Re: Hot Neutral Reversed Recommendations

All improperly wired outlets need to be corrected. As Vince stated, always recommend correction (not evaluation) by a qualified electrician.



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Old 4/8/11, 6:28 AM
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Default Re: Hot Neutral Reversed Recommendations

That goes for any repair IMO, recommend a licensed contractor - it's up to the client who they use, but you've made the recommendation. If not, Harry Homeowner gets electrocuted and says, "But the inspector said I could re-wire this...!"



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What do you recommend?
That the condition be corrected by an Electrician.
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Old 4/8/11, 8:54 PM
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That goes for any repair IMO, recommend a licensed contractor - it's up to the client who they use, but you've made the recommendation. If not, Harry Homeowner gets electrocuted and says, "But the inspector said I could re-wire this...!"
If he's been electrocuted he doesn't say anything--he just lies there.



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Old 4/8/11, 10:09 PM
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If he's been electrocuted he doesn't say anything--he just lies there.
If it's resent he might jerk around a bit.
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