What are the repair options when circuit breakers are double tapped?
So what if wiring in the attic or crawl space is not stapled down! Why is this a problem?
Is it a problem if someone has used too heavy a gage of wire? For example, they’ve used 8 AWG when they should have used 10 AWG (for the dryer or A/C for example)
What appliances or equipment in a home needs to be on it’s own dedicated circuit?
If a home has aluminum wiring would you discourage the buyer from purchasing the home?
Sometimes a handyman will staple new wiring to the exterior siding, the sheetrock wall or ceiling in a garage, along a baseboard, etc. Is this a problem?
River City Realty
What, exactly, is the deal with FPE, Zinsco and Pushmatic panels?
Verbiage to explain the problem. How do we explain to Realtors (who might be scared of a killed deal) that those panels are defected even when a great number of conde inspectors and electricans don’t think they are a problem.
My best friend is a master electrician, used to be the asst chief electrical inspector fo City of Chicago and is not an instructor in the Union school.
He had no idea that these panels were defected and it took me a while to get the necessary documentation to prove it to him. I don’t want to have to haul along all this documentation and have to produce it for every Realtor and seller’s electrician who protests my call.
Hope this helps.
Decker Home Services
Skokie, IL 60076
A problem that I’ve encountered several times concerns arc fault breakers. In Arkansas we are required to verify polarity of outlets. I’ve had a couple of newer homes that my tester keeps tripping the arc fault breaker, why. On some of the breakers it will not show anything. I’ve also had this happen once or twice with GFCI’s, why?
Most of the homes I use the tester on there is no problem.
Why is this happening and how do I report it?
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