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iblyn_1 01-22-2009 11:38 AM

Hi Everyone and I need help
 
Hi to all. I moved into my new house 11-08. The so called inspector, here , in middle of no where rural NV did the inspection, but didn't check to see what worked and what didn't. I had no hot water, 2 dead GFI plugs in laundry room, heater not working properly and 3 AFI plugs tripping. 2 have been "repair" and the rest is incomplete. My question..the AFI's tripping all the time in master bed & bathrooms.Plus in two rooms, where nothing is even plugged in!! Just love having to go to breaker box at all hours to re trip the AFI breaker.. All I have plugged in aster bed is a new lamp and alarm clock. master bath is a toothbrush.. As I said, downstairs bed& bath,.nothing and they all still trip.. The so called builder said he won't change them and since I now have the certificate of occupancy..he still won't.. This is very annoying..What can I do? There isn't much in Electricians around her.Matter of fact, there isn;t much of anything in the rural area.All licence contractor have to come from Cedar City, Utah or Las Vegas and that cost big bucks.. HELP..:(

Floorwizard 01-22-2009 12:42 PM

Thanks for the post...I think I will move it to a place where you may get more answers...instead of introductions...

Welcome!

iblyn_1 01-22-2009 12:56 PM

Thank you..

jaros bros. 01-22-2009 01:03 PM

You inspector has liability for not informing you.

Josh Jaros

iblyn_1 01-22-2009 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaros bros. (Post 217282)
You inspector has liability for not informing you.

Josh Jaros

I know that, but due to this guy not even doing a thing, (which I am finding out, I'm not the only one he didn't check properly)I can't get he building dept to back me up. Out here it's "their" rules.not code.. I have to hire a home inspection guy from Vegas to come up here to do a complete inspection. I guess I'm going to have to contact he Building Board in Las Vegas..
Thanks

Gigs 01-22-2009 02:00 PM

AFCI tripping with so little on the circuit indicates a wiring fault such as a bad splice. If you are confident doing so, you can check all the wire nuts in the boxes for a good solid connection. Look for damaged or abraded wires at the same time, and any signs of scorching that indicates previous arcing.

iblyn_1 01-22-2009 02:08 PM

Hi Everyone and I need help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gigs (Post 217314)
AFCI tripping with so little on the circuit indicates a wiring fault such as a bad splice. If you are confident doing so, you can check all the wire nuts in the boxes for a good solid connection. Look for damaged or abraded wires at the same time, and any signs of scorching that indicates previous arcing.

Hi Gigs..Thank you. I think I'm going to have to do that and will find a licensed electrician to check that out. Since my builder did everything in this house and is not licensed, which I didn't know until a year after he started..oh this is such a mess.. I see that I'm going to have to fork out more bucks to get everything fixed right. This is just the beginning of a nightmare to be remedied..
Again, Thank you


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