Your rubbing me the wrong way. Electrical service feed.

Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Your rubbing me the wrong way. Electrical service feed.

The over head electrical feed to this home was not installed correctly. Or was it?

I can't imagine the chimney was added at a later date. Looks as if the chimney was an original design of the home.

The over head electrical service to this home was rubbing on the chimney.

So much so the line had already worn into the chimney about one and a half inches.

Upon inspecting the incoming service line there was no damage at all.

Was this service line replaced in the last couple of years?

If it was then it should had been re routed so it would not rub on the chimney.

Service line rubbing on chimney.

The home owners must have known. The line had paint on it from the owners painting the chimney.

Take a look at how the service line ties into the service mast?

What service mast?

Here is a good look from below.

Short on mast height!

My recommendation to the buyer a proper service mast be installed and the service line would no longer rub on the chimney.

Never know what we will find when inspecting homes for buyers.

Have a great day everyone.


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Clint  McKie

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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning Clint,

Someone looks like they were very lucky.

Make yourself a great day.

Apr 27, 2014 10:34 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Love the're getting quite creative sir.  That looks so unsafe Clint.

Apr 27, 2014 10:47 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Clint, As I have said before, electrical lines and services with problems bother me so much because of the chance of fire. Sellers should get it fixed.

Apr 27, 2014 11:12 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I have a healthy respect for anything electrical.  But even I can see the issues in that photo. 

Apr 28, 2014 07:17 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That is a disaster and very dangerous.  You licked it, right, to see how the line was doing?

Is that stucco on the chimney over the flashing, or is there no flashing around the chimney?

Apr 28, 2014 08:58 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Sounds like a not good situation, Clint. Good thing old eagle eye Clint Mckie was there.

May 01, 2014 08:52 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...AMAZING! this could be the cover to your book!!!!

By the way ....where are you posts in 7 days ...hope you are ok!

May 10, 2014 06:32 AM