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Category Archives: Electrical

Three Reasons To Have Your House Inspected

Examples of common electrical defects found while performing a home inspection.By Pete BuschSome homes seem to be plagued with electrical problems, other aren't. Do you have the ability to identify issues with your electrical system. Below are some examples of electrical defects that I found while performing a home inspection in Maple Grove Minnesota.  DAMAGED WIRING Here is a picture of a section of romex wire that had been chewed by a mouse. If left as is Romex Wire Chewed By.<div style='padding:0px;'><div style=Share Button
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Concerns With Knob And Tube Wiring

Knob And Tube WiringBy Pete BuschHISTORY Knob and tube, commonly referred to as K&T wiring was the first type of standardized DSC05106 (2)wiring in homes and was used from the 1880's into the 1940's. By today's standards it is considered obsolete but is still found in many homes today due to the level of difficulty and expense to replace it with modern wiring.  When K&T wiring was first installed it posed.
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Not A Very Bright Idea

As a home inspector in Minnesota one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is finding interesting things people have done to their home. While all of us have good intentions sometimes are efforts are not well thought out or implemented properly.[caption id="attachment_328" align="alignright" width="384"]Improper Shower Light Fixture Improper Shower Light Fixture[/caption]In this picture we have an improper light fixture/bath fan installed right in a shower. Whoever installed this did not take the time.
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