Why were 70% of outlets showing reverse polarity?

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Originally Posted By: tpriddy
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icon_eek.gif I hope that was a home wiring job.


Originally Posted By: aleleika
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LMAO icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif


That photo is touched up isn't it.


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Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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he wired it himself and thought white was “HOT”


As some one else said "it's a pity stupidity isn't painful ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)

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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Consider it a gift Gerry! icon_biggrin.gif



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Originally Posted By: lewens
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It is all the fault of the guy at home depot who forgot to tell him what the neutral bus was and it’s use. Ya think?



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Originally Posted By: lkage
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lewens wrote:
It is all the fault of the guy at home depot who forgot to tell him what the neutral bus was and it's use. Ya think?


He told him but it was explained as a form of transportation that a person of any ethnicity can ride. ![nachi_sarcasm.gif](upload://6HQh6KbNiD73gqTNQInjrR2zeJw.gif)


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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Update:


Client called with sellers realtor about this issue. Apparently he asked the seller to have an electrician fix the issue. The electrician just black taped all of the white wires. That's all he did. ![icon_confused.gif](upload://qv5zppiN69qCk2Y6JzaFYhrff8S.gif)
He called to ask if that was acceptable. You have to wonder sometimes who will be called in when you call out for a licensed contractor to fix the problem.
For all we know it may have been the same electrician that wired it in the first place.


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Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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HOE-LEE-KRAP. icon_confused.gif well, maybe he’s color blind. we do need to have compation for the handicaped


Originally Posted By: lgoodman
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That tape will not change anything at the receptacle where the reverse polarity is the issue. Who cares what color wire is carrying the juice, it is still being delivered to the wrong side of the receptacle. The hot wire-white in this case- is still attached to the silver screw at the receptacle.


(actually we do care what color is carrying the juice but that is not the immediate safety issue)


Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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absolutely, and it should be fixed by a licensed and different electrician. anyone els who works on it in the future won’t know until they find out the hard way. icon_eek.gif (again with the tingling meat and 2 veggies) That’s exactly why SOPs were invented, to have one “standard”.


Originally Posted By: randerson1
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Too funny icon_lol.gif Seen that many times but not in the whole panel.



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Originally Posted By: mcyr
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HOME DEPOT special: hell, when I went to the store to buy this they told me that all I had to remember was the saying white is the majority and black is the minority. Just like installing clamps on a steel cable, never saddle a dead horse.
You can't go wrong.

Thanks for all the help sir; I will remember that when I install the panel.



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