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Electrical Receptacles at Decks

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Deck Receptacles Are exterior receptacles required at decks in Virginia Beach?  The 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) describes two requirements for locations of outdoor receptacles in one- and two-family dwellings. The previous edition (2005) includes only one of these requirements, and your Virginia Beach home inspector should be aware of this change and […]

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It Shocked the Virginia Beach Home Inspector

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I was shocked when I open the panel at a home inspection in Virginia Beach when I saw what someone had done. I just hope they know how lucky that they weren’t SHOCKED or ELECTROCUTED when they decided to drive nails and screws into the backside of this panel. This was definitely a head shaker. […]

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Norfolk Home Inspection “Pic of the Day” – Electrical Panel Issue

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Electrical panels should not be contaminated by paint because it compromises the connections and creates a hazardous condition. This was an electrical panel found during a Norfolk home inspection. The entire inside of this panel had been painted. Every connection, wire, and terminal was covered in paint. There is no way to adequately clean this […]

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“Pic of the Day” Virginia Beach Home Inspection – Electrical Panel

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This electrical panel was found at a home inspection in Virginia Beach. We have a condition which is commonly referred to as a “double tap” which means that a breaker that is listed for one conductor has two conductors terminating under the screw. Here we have two wires one copper and one aluminum terminating under […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspections and GFCI’s

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One of the items that is a lot of Virginia Beach home inspection reports is the lack of GFCI’s or not in the appropriate area. A ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a device used in electrical wiring to disconnect a circuit when unbalanced current is detected between an energized conductor and a neutral return […]

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