Garage wiring and time to start over.

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Garage wiring and time to start over.

Garages are a vital part of the home selling. Most homes have a garage. So when you put your home up  for sale then you should have a complete inspection on the home and detached garage.

A pre listing inspection would have found these issues and the owner could have had the issues repaired or the very least had them listed in the disclosure statement.

Safety is number one priority.

Having poor wiring creates safety issues within the building being inspected. But this garage had a very long way to go to get to a safe wiring system.

Pictures tell the story.

This is why it's so important the take as many pictures as possible.

 Here is a few of those issues listed I the report for the buyers.

Open switch on wall.This switch was live and in operation. No box no cover simply a bare switch with no protection.

Open plug box no cover.

There are several of these open plug boxes in the garage.

Hanging light.

Hanging light and several splices in the electrical lines.

Recommendations.

Remove the wiring and start over. the was an ungrounded system to strt with.

Best practices is to remove existing and have the garage wired properly to code.

This is why you always get a "Home Inspection" by a Honest certified inspector. For the peace of mind. Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.

 

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You really do need to just start over and do the right thing sometimes Clint; this looks like one of them.

Apr 13, 2014 10:36 PM #1
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Ginny Gorman
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Clint, when licensed professionals are not hired you show the obvious faults!  Get it done safely.

Apr 13, 2014 10:40 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Clint, for sharing this inspection and your photographs.

We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Apr 13, 2014 11:09 PM #3
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Lenn Harley
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Advice to get a home inspection will fall on deaf ears of that home owner/seller.

Their attitude is probably, "If it was good enough for me, it's good enough for you."

 

Apr 13, 2014 11:09 PM #4
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Donald Hester
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Clint, That is all too common, especially in garages and outbuildings.

Apr 13, 2014 11:21 PM #5
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-just because it's an out building or garage doesn't mean that short cuts should be taken in the wiring. 

 

Best-Adrian

Apr 14, 2014 01:02 AM #6
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Jay Markanich
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I always was told to never tickle a sleeping tiger.  That guy is romping with tigers!

Apr 14, 2014 08:03 AM #7
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Anita Clark
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Clint: This wiring job sure looks like a potential safety hazard to me. Hopefully the buyers will insist on getting this work done or get compensation to have it done themselves.

Apr 14, 2014 09:16 AM #8
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James Dray
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I have a healthy respect for electrical stuff.  Having said that I myself can see things are not right

Apr 14, 2014 07:51 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Tom,

This is one of them. Start over with a new panel that is not present.

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:27 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Ginny,

Getting a pro to do the work is the best bet. Always get it done correctly.

Have a nice day in Rhode Island.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:28 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Roy,

Never know what will be found when inspecting a home. Getting a home inspection is well worth the costs.

Have a nice day in Gaithersburg my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:29 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Lenn,

The seller did say "It does work". But no panel at all is a huge setback.

Have a great day in Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:31 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Donald,

So true. When there is not even a panel box in the garage then this is a major issue.

Have a nice day on the West Coast.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:34 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Adrian,

No short cuts on wiring no matter where it may be located. Only takes one mistake to cost a life.

Have a good day in the Seattle areas today.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:36 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Jay,

I think this guy was trying to ride the tiger with a cattle prod to get him going. Trouble is just around the corner.

Have a good day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:39 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Anita,

This is a major safety issue. There were too many issues to list in just one post.

Have a good day selling homes in Warner Robins.

 

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:41 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
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Hi James.

As well you should have. Too many issues for this small garage.

Have a nice day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:44 PM #18
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