Inspecting 1960’s home tomorrow, anything tricky I should look for?
Cast iron and galvanized plumbing.
Decay beneath bathrooms and kitchen sub-floors.
The list is too long to type up. Practically any defect could be present.
Look for Vermiculite in attic it could have asbestos,
Floor tiles 9 inch any I have seen have asbestos in them .
Cement asbestos siding .
In my area, first two things that jump out at me…
Solid aluminum conducters
Next would be…
Electric in-floor heat
Galvanized water supply pipes
Expect double tapped neutrals. No separation of grounded and ungrounded conductors at distribution panels.
Did I already say galvanized pipes???
Another poorly maintained home. How exciting!!!
Joe, how do you report on these. I see it quit often when the neutrals are double tapped and even the ground is on the the same screw as the neutral on the buss bar.
This is how I do it.
One or more neutral wires are incorrectly connected under a single screw on the grounding or neutral bus bar at the IDENTIFY(electric/panel), and should be serviced. While this is a common defect and a technical wiring violation, unless the manufacturer states otherwise, bus bars are only designed for one current carrying conductor per terminating screw.
Sub-panel bonding issue:
The sub-panel(s) had neutrals and grounding conductors tied to the same bus bar. Sub-panels are required to have a floating neutral bus and a bonded ground bus. Separation of grounds and neutrals is required to achieve this. An evaluation by a licensed electrician is recommended.
Look at everything. Describe what you see.
Thanks Joe that helps.
that is a new home here on the Main Line, PA…