Originally Posted By: evandeven
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If an electrician comes out and says “there is nothing wrong with this” someone spent money for, as some inspectors would put it, “peace of mind”.
Now, after your client spent $150.00 for the electrician to come out and he found nothing wrong, do you think your client is going to be willing to spend another $300.00 to call out a structural engineer because of a small step crack you found?
What about other items that you recommended a professional come out and "look at"?
At some point, at least if it were me, I would wonder why I hired you in the first place if I have to call everyone else out here.
I don't mean you specifically, Jeff, I mean other inspectors who recommend further evaluation for everything in the whole house.
In most instances, at least down here and now, the transactions are "as is". Now, I know we are not supposed to be concerned about that aspect of things, but, if we are really looking out for the best interest of our clients, how many extra fees are we going to pass on to them?
I am not even sure if the Zinsco panel pictured is the one with an alleged problem. It was my understanding that the skinnier breakers were the ones with supposed problems. I may be wrong.
Jeff posts on zinsco's and Eric's right behind, everybody run
Now lets have a clean fight guys, no biting, kicking or gouging
Sorry couldn't resist
No fight Gerry! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)
Several electricians have stated that there wasn't enough evidence yet to replace these panels because they say Zinsco on them.
And I am well aware that you just recommend someone look at it, but to a Buyer, that means replace it.
Eric Van De Ven
Magnum Inspections Inc.
I get paid to be suspicious when there is nothing to be suspicious about!