Great Electrican

Originally Posted By: dbush
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I figure we trash them & put pictures on when they screw up, but I have to actually give an electrican credit. The house that I did today was an excellent wiring job. Everything in the j-boxes. 20 Amp breakers for all, all wires stapled, basically everything done the way it is supposed to be. I have not seen that yet.



Dave Bush


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Originally Posted By: jremas
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More than likely it was not done by Joe Meyers if it was that good.


LOL






Jeff Remas
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Northeastern PA & the Poconos
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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Jeff,


Don't make me come up there! ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: evandeven
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Here are some examples of “not so good” electrical work:


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/lightfixture.JPG


Light fixture doing double duty as a door stop.


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/hoodfan1.JPG


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/hoodfan.JPG


Hood fan wired with zip cord and a “recessed” outlet.


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/cabinet.JPG


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/cabinet1.JPG


Cabinet with removable top to access extension cord plugged into covered outlet.


This was all in the same condo.



Eric Van De Ven


Owner/Inspector


Magnum Inspections Inc.


I get paid to be suspicious when there is nothing to be suspicious about!


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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Eric,


It was not electrician's fault that put that stupid cabinet in his way! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

I just happen to see the zip cords on the vent hoods often. Kinda makes you wonder who is doing the work in those condo's! Must not be an electrician!

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: ismetaniuk
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This membership was a big waste of my time!



Igor


Top To Bottom Inspections


Glen Spey, NY

Originally Posted By: nlewis
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The vent fan cord through the cabinet got me thinkin’.


When a built in microwave/fan is installed over the range, the appliance cord is run through a hole in the cabinet and plugged into a receptacle in the cabinet. Is it OK to install it this way because it is an appliance cord and not an extension cord? That type of installation is in the microwave instructions.


So if you see a cord from the dishwasher run through the sink cabinet and plugged in below the sink, is it OK?


Originally Posted By: evandeven
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You mean like this:


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/microwave.JPG


Microwave plug


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/dw.JPG


Dishwasher/disposal plugs.


And yes, this is my own home.


Edited note: How is this Igor?


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Originally Posted By: evandeven
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Thanks Igor!


I was wondering how to do that!


Chandelier mounting:
http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/chandelier.JPG


Zip cord plugged into adaptor for power to fans:
http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/zipcordfan.JPG


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Eric Van De Ven
Owner/Inspector
Magnum Inspections Inc.
I get paid to be suspicious when there is nothing to be suspicious about!
www.magnuminspections.com

Originally Posted By: rray
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I recently had a call-back concerning zip cord. Here’s what my research showed, and when the Realtor asked the local AHJ (at my suggestion) his opinion, the local AHJ backed up my research and complimented me on it. He had never seen such research from a home inspector before.


Supply cord, flexible cord, flexible cable, fixture wires, and extension cord sets are allowed by the NEC but must be of a certain size depending on the amperage of the branch circuit and must be appropriately protected against overcurrent. The NEC also states that the total rating of utilization equipment fastened in place should not exceed 50 percent of the branch circuit ampere rating where other equipment is also supplied. As noted in our home inspection report, none of the circuits were labeled, so we couldn?t determine whether the supply cord, fixture wires, or extension cord sets were appropriate for the installations present. Nor could we determine whether the 50-percent threshold was or was not being exceeded. Such technical calculations are not even within the scope of the home inspection; they are reserved by California law to licensed electricians. That?s why we then recommended, under the same note, ?further evaluation by qualified electrician to help ensure safety.?

Consult with your local AHJ concerning zip cords, etc.


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