Electrical issues. I recommend it's time to upgrade the home.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Electrical issues I recommend it's time to upgrade the home.

There is a vast number of homes out there that need an electrical upgrade. This number would be in the Tens of millions.

That's a lot of homes that need a lot of TLC to the electrical systems.

At Desert Sun Home Inspection in Carlsbad New Mexico, we strive to present the best information possible for the buyer.

This home needs a lot. Like a total upgrade for everything to the home.

Even though this home is a "Grandfathered in home" there is still a lot of safety concerns with this one.

Let's take a look at just a couple of them.

Service supply.

I really don't like seeing all the extra sub panels for the home. This means that the electrical has not been upgraded at any time. Just added to as time and needs were required.

Double taps in fuse box.

Notice the two double taps in this fuse box. Not only this there seems to be the need to have extra fuses in the box. I wonder why.

Here we have a look at the interior of the homes sub panel being fed by the above fuse box.

Panel in wall and cabinet.

This panel was in the wall and in the cabinet as well. I could not even open the door fully to it.

It must have not been big enough either. They then added another panel by only splicing the supply lines.

Here is the final destination for the power.

Inside cabinet fuse box.

There are a ton of issues with this home. I was surprised to see the home had not burned down yet.

Have a great day every one.

 

 

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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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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

This is just the beginning of this mess. But you have to start somewhere.

Have a great Sunday in Sacramento.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 09, 2013 07:20 PM #2
Rainer
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Clint McKee - the Master of the understatement! SO, if its grandfathered, they don't have to fix anything at time of transfer?  Very interesting. 

Feb 09, 2013 07:46 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anne,

Only if what is installed at the time it was legal to do so was installed the correct way. This stuff was not. Now they have to fix the system. Remember, if any thing in the home was installed the wrong way...even the Grandfather clause will not help the seller.

Have a great day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 09, 2013 08:08 PM #4
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Well it has been awhile since I've seen those fuses so that place must be at least as old as I am or maybe older which is a stretch.  I remember living in caves secure but cold in the winter

Feb 09, 2013 08:09 PM #5
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,

And then they found fire and all was good right? :-) This is a total mess with this home. Make the call and get an electrician to the home.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, clint McKie

Feb 09, 2013 08:30 PM #6
Rainmaker
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Looks like every fuse is a 30 amp. A good way to start a fire. 

Feb 09, 2013 09:31 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your experience and your photographs.  More very good reasons for every home buyer to have a professional home inspection.

Have an outstanding week!

Feb 09, 2013 09:46 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clint, serious renovation comes to mind. An 'electrical nightmare" also comes to mind. It sure does make your day interesting!

Feb 09, 2013 09:54 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I find that people don't pay attention and when they do they don't want to go the expense of upgrading.  Poor decision, in the long, or short, run.

Feb 09, 2013 11:34 PM #10
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

That's really bad. You should make an issue of it because people can get hurt and if you don't who will.

Feb 10, 2013 12:00 AM #11
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  60 amp fuses don't make it in today's society.

Feb 10, 2013 06:26 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good evening Clint.

I would change all those boxes and install a new box that meets the building code.

Feb 10, 2013 09:14 AM #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 James,

Yes they are all 30 amps each. This is a problem when the feed is not even big enough to feed that many amps.

Have a great day my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:06 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

Hi Roy,

It is very important for anyone buying a home to get a home inspection.

Just not smart not to.

Have a very good day in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:08 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 Wayne,

I told the buyers to think of a total rehab of the electrical system. This way the home will not get burned down by the old system.

Have a very good week ahead in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:09 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Many still want to cut corners no matter what. Sooner or later they will pay the price for their lapse in judgment.

Have a good day in Bristow, Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:11 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 Robert,

This is one big reason you get a good home inspector to inspect a home you are buying. Never know what might pop up during a home inspection.

Have a great week ahead in Montreal my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:13 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

No, they are still available for the cavemen who still use the things. Just that there are not that many of them around.

Have a great day and stay warm in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:15 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 Joshua,

I want or would like to see the entire home revamped with new service all the way through. But it's not my call. I only advise the buyer.

Have a good day in New York City.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2013 08:16 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Fuses are huge target for insurance concerns....and would think that it would be difficult to even begin to find them these days.

Feb 10, 2013 08:48 PM #21
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