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TOPIC: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ???

Re: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ??? 11 years 11 months ago #36491

Jim, you could bet that...and you would be WRONG!  City inspection sticker from June of 2010!  I plan on making a phone call on Monday to see what that's all about.

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Re: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ??? 11 years 11 months ago #36493

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My comment was 2 fold, I said If ther was then the inspector wasn't qualified to inspect my dogs house.  If he opened his eyes, and saw the old conduit still there and open on both ends he obviously is not very good at what he does...or in this case doesn't do. 8)

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Re: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ??? 11 years 11 months ago #36494

Good point...but not surprising.  Normally around here, state inspectors conduct the electrical inspections.  This is the first city inspection I've seen.

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Re: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ??? 11 years 11 months ago #36496

Come on, how hard would it be to seal the top of the old masthead? A little insulation stuffed in there and maybe some silicone or butyl...
Good thing for you the water on top of the box was not energized! I see water anywhere NEAR an electrical box, I'm outta there and writing a referral.

Discretion is the better part of valor.
Be safe out there.

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Re: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ??? 11 years 10 months ago #36574

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Come on, how hard would it be to seal the top of the old masthead? A little insulation stuffed in there and maybe some silicone or butyl...
Good thing for you the water on top of the box was not energized! I see water anywhere NEAR an electrical box, I'm outta there and writing a referral.

Discretion is the better part of valor.
Be safe out there.

Just curious....why would you write a referral? Just note the safety hazard and continue with the job. The whole house isn't energized from the water. ::)

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Re: Let's try something new: water + electricity = ??? 11 years 10 months ago #36580

What I meant was, I don't feel safe inspecting a service panel that is wet. I won't open one. I won't stand in a puddle of water and open one. I would write that due to safety hazard, I was unable to inspect the panel. I would also suggest that the client get the panel serviced by a licensed electrician, who might have the equipment and training to open wet service panels. I'm sure it can be done, city electricians work on main power lines when they're wet all the time. Just not me.
Of course I carry on with the rest of the inspection.

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