Originally Posted By: dbush
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I did an inspection yesterday on a house that a previous inspector had done in September 2002. The response from the homeowner was that the breaker box was checked by electrician and found to be okay. I found two 20 amp breakers that were double tapped in the breaker box and loose wiring in the breaker box. I am not sure why they were double tapped because there are still open slots in the breaker box, but I guess the $4.00 breaker was too expensive.
My client asked me if it was checked by an electrician and marked "okay" is this truly a problem. My response was - that I do not know when the breakers were double tapped, the electrician could have been checking something else and the double tapping could have occurred since he was there and that it was still incorrect and that he needed to have the open wiring in the breaker box fixed. He was very happy with that, but he expected the present home owner to pitch a fit. Oh well, I wasn't trying to please him.
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