I'm a plug and I am Screwed.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

I'm a plug and I am Screwed.

Taking short cuts when installing any electrical plugs is not a good thing. No matter if you know what is correct or not correct.

The issues with this Dryer plug was obvious from the start.

No cover for the plug. But as I got closer to inspect the plug I noticed there was no box in the wall. None.

First view.

Laundry room connections.

I noticed the cover was missing. Then as I got closer nd really inspected the plug I noticed it was simply attached to the wall stud with roofing screws.

Dryer plug, no box.

This needs to be installed the correct way for safety. Even if it had been this way for 30 plus years.

Have a great day every One.

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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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Homeowners can be very creative when it comes to making "improvements".
Apr 15, 2014 10:23 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
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Uggh Clint, it still is a live connection and scarey to have it sitting there like that...cap it at least.  Clint on the hunt!

Apr 15, 2014 10:41 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Electricity is not something that should be done incorrectly, people can get hurt Clint.

Apr 15, 2014 11:39 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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that is a hilarious photo... unless it is real.. uh should I laugh or not?

Apr 16, 2014 01:34 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Clint- that's just being plain careless as well as lazy. 

Apr 16, 2014 01:42 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-scary stuff, I'm always amazed when I see electrical work done like this. 

 

Best-Adrian

Apr 16, 2014 03:07 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Rob Thomas
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Clint ...this is one of your best ever ...Chapter 48

Call me ...I'll have you sign a contract today!

Apr 16, 2014 10:41 AM #9
Rainmaker
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James Dray
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Don't know really what to say where it won't go south real quick.  So with that said I'll just say good post 

Apr 16, 2014 07:36 PM #10
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Screws on one side must mean a stud there Clint.  Not terribly safe without covers, etc.

Apr 16, 2014 09:11 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dan,

Many think that this wil be OK hidden behind the dryer. But when they move out....Then it's there for all to see in earnest.

Have a nice day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 09:57 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

It is an easy fix. I think the buyers will just have it taken care of.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 09:58 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Carol,

So true. Never know what the owners are up to.

Have a a great day in Jax Beach Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:00 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Ginny,

I was watching the Wheel of Fortune last night and there was a man from North Kingstown on it. I wondered of you knew him. Preacher, songwriter and just put out an album.

Thanks for the comment. And have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:03 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

So true. A lot of electrical issues when the home owners think they know what they are doing.

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:08 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mark,

No laughing here. This could be a major issue if it was to get wet. 220 volts in this connection.

Have a nice day in Palm Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:09 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kathy,

Yo are right. Lazy things lead to dangerous things in the home.

Have a nice day in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:10 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Adrian,

These issues re all over the place in many homes I inspect. Many owners don't have a clue.

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:12 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

On the verge my friend. Closer than we think.

Have a great day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:13 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Good call. Sometimes we need to just say "Really".

Have a nice day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:14 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

The cover is the first major issue. But then the connections need to be within a  junction box.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 16, 2014 10:15 PM #22
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