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Old 08-27-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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i just had a house inspection. the house was built in the 1954 in the usa. it turns out a few of the 3 prong receptacles were only two wire. now this is old house 1954, what has to be done to bring it up to code since i would assume running new 12/2 with ground is not an option in most situations?

which of these options brings it up to code?
1.installing a gfci breaker and then putting a 'GFCI protected, No equipment ground sticker' on those 3 prong receptacles correct the issue of not being up to code?
2.could they just be changed back to 2 prong receptacles?
3.just put a no equipment ground label on it?


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Old 08-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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GFI protection marked "No Equipment Ground" or re-install two prong receptacles.

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GFI protection marked "No Equipment Ground" or re-install two prong receptacles.
That would bring me up to code then for selling the house then?
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Why are you concerned about bringing the house "up to code"?

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Why are you concerned about bringing the house "up to code"?

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i am selling a house and the buyer is having an electrical inspection due to a few issues found from the whole house inspector (the three pong receptacles on two wire which was never caught by a whole house inspector when i brought the house). i am curious what the options are to fix the code violation.
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personally I would just reinstall 2 wire receptacles and save yourself a ton of money... let the buyer worry about it after that.
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I know if I was buying the house I would make a low ball offer knowing how much it's going to cost to up grade all the old wiring.
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I know if I was buying the house I would make a low ball offer knowing how much it's going to cost to up grade all the old wiring.
You can try that... but im betting it wont get you anywhere... Its all legal wiring and nothing needs to be upgraded...
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I know if I was buying the house I would make a low ball offer knowing how much it's going to cost to up grade all the old wiring.
Why would you do that not knowing the value of the house or what he's asking for it, a lowball offer just because something isn't done the way that is currently done isn't how it works
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I know if I was buying the house I would make a low ball offer knowing how much it's going to cost to up grade all the old wiring.
Then the H-I did his job correctly. Their SOLE purpose is to get a lower price for the buyer.
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Then the H-I did his job correctly. Their SOLE purpose is to get a lower price for the buyer.

Not at all true.....the sole purpose of the home inspector is to ensure that both parties have the same information on the condition of the house. The home inspectors job has nothing to do with price. If I ever had a home inspector who thought it was his job to deal with the price, i would never used him again.....i've been on hundreds of home inspections......and only once ran across one inspector that thought it was his job to help the buyer negotiate.
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Not at all true.....the sole purpose of the home inspector is to ensure that both parties have the same information on the condition of the house. The home inspectors job has nothing to do with price. If I ever had a home inspector who thought it was his job to deal with the price, i would never used him again.....i've been on hundreds of home inspections......and only once ran across one inspector that thought it was his job to help the buyer negotiate.
Personally, HI are retards.....
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Personally, HI are retards.....
I've found a couple that aren't bad, one I use regularly has both electrical and plumbing licenses.....and keeps up to date on stuff......

But the premise that they're there to get a lower price shouldn't be the reason to have one....
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.....the sole purpose of the home inspector is to ensure that both parties have the same information on the condition of the house.
Maybe at one time they had to do with safety and informing the buyer of potential building issues. NOT any more.



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If I ever had a home inspector who thought it was his job to deal with the price, i would never used him again.....
I never said they thought it was their job, it's just morphed into that. Think what you want, this is TRUE.
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Maybe at one time they had to do with safety and informing the buyer of potential building issues. NOT any more.







I never said they thought it was their job, it's just morphed into that. Think what you want, this is TRUE.
Maybe thats what the inspectors around you are doing.......its not what I've witnessed here for the past 7 years......Are there bad apples in inspectors, electricians, brokers, mechanics, doctors....ect? Sure.....but around here the vast majority of them aren't too bad. At least around here, the prices are negotiated before the inspection, I can only think of 6 out of the past few hundred contracts i've been part of that a price reduction occurred after the inspection, almost always around here if theres an issue found the seller fixes it, or the deal falls apart.......

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