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Old 2/22/19, 9:59 PM
Jessie Shpeley Jessie Shpeley is offline
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This image shows knob and tube wiring. Knob and tube wiring is not up to code and can be very dangerous. This is a major defect and should be changed by a qualified electrician. Most Home insurance companies will not insure a home with knob and tube wiring. This type of wiring has no grounds and can cause fires and even death. I would highly recommend getting this looked at by a professional

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Old 2/22/19, 9:59 PM
Norbert Sawitzki Norbert Sawitzki is offline
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The artical on Electrical Safety gave some great advice on how to stay cautious and adware of your surroundings when dealing with electricity. Panels, Appliances, Outlets all need to be handled and inspected with its own criteria. Children as well as adults face electrocution from unsafe electrical environment. Always make aware in your report if a electrical hazard can potentially cause harm to anyone.

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Old 2/22/19, 10:06 PM
Anthony Collins Anthony Collins is offline
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The circuit breaker was inspected by removing the dead face. Circuit breaker is located on the north side exterior of home. Entries to the breaker box are protected by grommets as they should be and the wiring within the breaker box is satisfactory.

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Old 2/22/19, 10:11 PM
Anthony Collins Anthony Collins is offline
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I studied an article on the effectiveness and practicality of AFCI testers. AFCI testers, because of their limited use applications and high price line are not as widely used as GFCI testers. AFCI testers are used to detect the presence and functionality of AFCI receptacles in the bedrooms of newer construction homes.

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Old 2/22/19, 10:26 PM
Michael L. Burton Michael L. Burton is offline
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this is a panel box from a fairley new home and is being occupied ,the home had a final inspection from local municapality with a approved occupancy but yet the breakers were not completly labled and left that way is somewhat a dangerous situation for the homeowners to know which breaker applies

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Old 2/22/19, 10:35 PM
Michael L. Burton Michael L. Burton is offline
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im sorry the first Essay was correct but i sent in the wrong photo,and now i cant send in the correct one ,so as far as this photo i did send in, this was from a newly built home and the cover was removed to show how clean the panel was and how the conductors were situated along with the proper grounding

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Old 2/22/19, 11:46 PM
Anthony Frydenlund Anthony Frydenlund is offline
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What I learned during my research into electrical inspections is that there is an enormous amount of connections and potential issues that we as inspectors need to be aware of and conscious of during our inspections.And they start with the brand of electrical service panel, some brands should never be opened and you should always recommend a qualified electrician to inspect the panel if in question. Also safety is the most important aspect of any home inspection, always check the clearance and use a voltage tester to check if the panel has current running through it prior to opening.

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Old 2/23/19, 12:48 AM
Benjamin Solano Benjamin Solano is offline
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The main disconnect need to have a main shut off, so the power can be shut off. The panel breakers need to be properly and clearly labelled. The panel also needs to be located so it can be serviced and accessible.

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Old 2/23/19, 1:06 AM
Benjamin Solano Benjamin Solano is offline
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Main electrical panel located in basement. Breakers are all switch to power. Within the panel wires on connected securely. This panel is not bonded. Main shut off is not located within the panel but located outside by meter box. Recommend have electrical service unlock panel and have certified electrician investigate if panel of shut off is grounded.

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Old 2/23/19, 8:58 AM
Edward A. Magee Edward A. Magee is offline
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Working Space and accessibility issue. An electrical sub panel is obstructed by the subsequent installation of kitchen cabinetry. The kitchen cabinetry has to be removed in the event that a circuit breaker needs to be reset, as was the case on the day this inspection was performed. Recommend a qualified electrician evaluate.

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Old 2/23/19, 9:09 AM
Edward A. Magee Edward A. Magee is offline
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The working space in front of electrical equipment is an extremely important safety requirement that frequently is disregarded. Unrestricted access in order to de-energize one or more circuits in an emergency is a life safety issue. Home inspectors should inform their clients accordingly.

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Old 2/23/19, 9:31 AM
Charles Beal Charles Beal is offline
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Availability of receptacles may not be sufficient in older homes. Power strips and extention chords are not designed to be a permanent solution. Recomendations to the client should be to upgrade the electrical system to better meet their needs and not overload the circuits.

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Old 2/23/19, 9:43 AM
Derek Nicholas Derek Nicholas is offline
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Inside this service panel looks very clean except for the dust. No observed defects were found. Not sure as to the purpose of the transformer installed in the bottom right hand corner. Would refer to an electrician to learn more.

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Old 2/23/19, 9:58 AM
Derek Nicholas Derek Nicholas is offline
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Proper care must be taken when running wire through studs. Holes drilled through studs for the purpose of running wire must be drilled at least one and a quarter inches from the edge of the stud or a metal plate must be installed to prevent screws from damaging the wire during the installation of drywall.

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Old 2/23/19, 10:28 AM
Charles Beal Charles Beal is offline
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Knob and tube wiring though out-dated may be encountered by home inspectors. Home inspectors need to note knob and tube wiring on their inspection checklist and make the client aware of the hazards of knob and tube wiring. Hazards include the lack of a ground wire, it should not be used in damp areas, it cannot be in contact with insulation, insulation around the conductors may be brittle or missing, and due to its age has more potential of modifications performed by unqualified technicians. If inspectors encounter knob and tube wiring they should recommend the client get a qualified electrician to inspect the wiring.

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