Electrical defects are often hidden from view in attics and crawl spaces making them especially hard to detect. Added electrical equipment by untrained homeowners can also complicate the inspection. This book covers practically everything you'll run into when inspecting electrical -- from electrocuted mice, to code violations in grounding, knob-and-tube wiring, aluminum wiring, circuit boxes, and fuses. You'll find where to look for practically every electrical mishap waiting to happen. Published by ITA
114 pages, 8 x 11
Electrical Inspection of Existing Dwellings
Version 9.7 Based on the 1996 Code by Douglas Hansen
Inspection of electrical systems of existing homes can be one of the most difficult parts of a home inspector's job. Electrical installations can be installed incorrectly, be an extreme hazard and still be providing the power that the homeowner wants. To the casual observer everything may look fine, but the home inspector must be knowledgeable enough to detect even the smallest details. Inspection standards require opening of electrical panels to verify wire and fuse or breaker compatibility. Therefore, home inspectors must know what they are looking at.
Electrical defects are often hidden from view by insulation in attics and crawlspaces. Sometimes added equipment such as ceiling fans, outlets and switches are installed by well intentioned but untrained homeowners. Even small electrical defects such as reversed polarity, open grounds and missing or malfunctioning ground fault interrupters must be detected and written into the home inspectors report. This book will be a solid foundation for anyone starting or practicing the inspection of existing residential dwellings. We have included dozens of photographs taken during actual inspections for readers to better understand what they are likely to encounter.
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