Electrical Issues With Home Inspection - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 11-18-2010, 04:34 AM   #16
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 188
Rewards Points: 150

Originally Posted by thekctermite
DIY Chatroom is not a place to seek financial information regarding contractors' charges to do work. It is a how-to site. Seek estimates from local electricians to get the cost info.

Reversed polarity on the receptacles in the unpermitted basement finish would really raise a red flag with me if I were the buyer. Reversing the polarity of the receptacles means that someone has little or no understanding of what they were doing when they wired it or changed the devices out, and there's no way to say how bad they screwed up the stuff behind the walls. I'd make certain that you have your electrician look it over before signing the dotted line.

Running a circuit to the attic fan shouldn't be too much of a challenge for a competent electrician. The extension cords setup isn't a good thing.

Adding additional receptacles in the basement is a code-related issue, but may not necessarily be something that has to happen to make or break the sale.

Personally I'd be really hesitant to buy a property where the previous owner didn't care to have their work checked by professionals and things were done without permits. In my experience there is often a reason they don't want inspections.
Just to support his point, i had ungrounded receps in basement and they were wired with 14 gauge lamp cord, that brown stuff doubled together. I fixed everthing without a permit though. I follow code to the t when it comes to electrical. As far as i am concerned it was ther before+ i wiped the dates off the wire with acetone.

Last edited by ianc435; 11-21-2010 at 11:21 AM.
ianc435 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Selling Home - Some Electrical Questions before Inspection hartkem Electrical 8 11-02-2010 06:23 PM
Home theater electrical idea, Behind the wall wiring? kingcire Electrical 8 09-28-2010 03:09 PM
Electrical work in the home Jim Gaumond Electrical 7 09-22-2010 09:40 PM
First time home buyer with question about results of home inspection. autumnredstorm Off Topic 3 09-18-2010 09:47 AM
Home electrical advice needed jiminy Electrical 11 12-14-2007 03:13 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts