I joined this forum to ask a couple questions about an inspection that I have received. I apologize if this is the wrong subforum to post it in.
I’m purchasing a 1950’s home in Minnesota (St. Paul), and the inspection was performed yesterday. I’m a first time home buyer and know very little about homes… and after reviewing the inspection I have a couple question.
The report states that I have a 100 amp service, (there is a 100 amp panel), but then there is a 60 Amp meter inside the house sitting by the panel. I don’t quite know how significant of an issue this is…
Quote from report:
“[FONT=Times-Roman][size=2]60 amp meter in basement at panel.
Panel is 100 amp. Recommend further
evaluation by a licensed electrician. No
inspection sticker present on panel.
Meter should be on the exterior with a
Main breaker was not operated for
this inspection. Main breaker panel is
located on west basement wall.”
[size=3]That’s my primary concern with the home, in addition to that the living room and kitchen all have ungrounded 3 prong outlets. How concerning is this? The inspector told me that I could just put in GFCI outlets and it would solve the problem, because he said grounding would be too $$ considering the basement is finished etc.
Any advice is appreciated!