Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Electrical Wiring

In residential structures, we must take care so as to not harm ourselves and or property with electrical alterations, remodeling and or additions of the "Substandard" kind.

Today's picture is from a Newport Beach Home Inspection where a kitchen remodel has occurred. As you can see, this work was no doubt not permitted and not performed by a licensed electrical contractor. 120v cable wiring must be protected behind finished drywall and or inside protective conduit to prevent physical damage. Single conductor wiring and or exposed pig tail wiring splices are not allowed.

This type of installation poses some very real health and safety issues with regard to electrocution and or fire safety issues. Remember, don't go cheap on electrical and plumbing issues, the resultant damage can be expensive and or dangerous.

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