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Old 06-27-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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What the electrical safety inspector missed.


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Whoever did the inspection should have his license pulled. This is behind the kitchen stove.

This is why they always write a release of liability waiver.

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That is not what the electrical inspecter missed. Maybe a 'Home Inspector'.


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Unless they pulled out the stove, they probably would have never seen it. I would guess cheapest inspector on the list, and probably friend of the realtor or sellers.
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Unless they pulled out the stove, they probably would have never seen it. I would guess cheapest inspector on the list, and probably friend of the realtor or sellers.
Yeah, probably this. I passed the final inspection on the house I built with no cover on the dryer outlet. The inspector obviously couldn't see it.
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Inspectors will not pull out equipment, but come on, how hard is it to use either a mirror & flashlight, or require that the home owner pull stuff away from the walls. That was one thing that was required during the pre-sale on our house, that the seller had to have the stuff and other stuff out far enough, that the HI could see behind.

Funny thing is, the dryer that came with the house was hard wired and passed.
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Looks like it was installed long after the home was built. So an inspector would not have missed it. A home inspector may have but who is to say one ever looked through that house?
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There are also errors in their statements about the 14/2 romex tap. The 14/2 wire assuming it terminates on a receptacle or load rated for it's ampacity does not have the potential to have 50 amps placed on it simply because it is tapped into a 50 amp branch circuit serving the range/stove.
The NEC provides for such taps on 50 amp branch circuits for cooking appliances. Those taps must be capable of carrying 20 amps so 14/2 is acceptable depending on what it serves. See 240.4 (E)

The installation and workmanship is certainly a violation and the installation instructions for the range may require the range to be on an individual branch circuit.

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