Dial-up Warning Homeowner Installation

Originally Posted By: jpope
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Mr. home owner added ceiling fans and track lighting to this home to make it more cozy.


Most of this was covered by insulation. I noticed the single strand wires running over the top of a truss and started lifting up the insulation. This is what I found ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)





















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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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That’s a typical installation for older homes up here.



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Originally Posted By: rwashington
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Jeff, for those of us weak in electrical, can you explain the issues? Thanks.



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Originally Posted By: jwortham
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Unsupported wiring.


Splices outside of boxes.

Missing connectors where wire enters junction box.

Unprotected and exposed conductors.

Those are after just a quick look.

What a mess.


Originally Posted By: jmertins
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Kevin,


Do you ever get a call for inspecting ice-shanty's.....Those can be just as elaborate as some folks houses, and sometimes more important...just having fun with it. I used to be a WI resident.


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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Jeff,


Exactly what is a dial-up warning? icon_confused.gif


John,
This will be my first winter inspection season, so I haven't done any shanty's yet....but I tell ya, I've been in a few that could match some homes built!!!!


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Originally Posted By: jpope
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rwashington wrote:
Jeff, for those of us weak in electrical, can you explain the issues? Thanks.


The other Jeff nailed it. Improper wiring was also an issue. They used a two wire extension cord for some of what was pictured.

In short, all splices are supposed to be inside a junction box with clamps to hold them in place. They should have used Romex or some other pre-assembled cable for the installation, rather than the individual wires shown.

kmcmahon wrote:
Jeff,
Exactly what is a dial-up warning? ![icon_confused.gif](upload://qv5zppiN69qCk2Y6JzaFYhrff8S.gif)


For those using dial-up connections, this thread may take a while to load. I resized the pics - but you never know


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Originally Posted By: rwashington
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Thanks a bunch.



Richard W Washington


www.rwhomeinspections.com

Originally Posted By: mrichardson
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Jeff,


I'm humbled in the face of such craftsmanship ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

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Originally Posted By: wpedley
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These are fine examples of some good electrical work, but then again












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