Home Inspection Diary: Eugene's Believe It or Not!

Home Inspector with EKAN Home Inspection CPBC #69177

Here's a 120 Volt receptacle with a 240 Volt supply behind the faceplate. I would not have spotted this as it was in the garage behind an appliance. The owner had stated that they had plugged in the garage fridge and burned out the motor. No wonder. 

At some time in the past the outlet was used for 240 Volt service, likely for an appliance that came from an off-shore household move.

A very dangerous situation that required immediate correction. As this inspection was also in advance of the building's two year construction completion anniversary, it was included in the list of defects that could still be claimed and corrected under the new home warranty program.

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EKAN Home & Property Inspections

Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, West Vancouver 

Comments (2)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Eugene.  A good home inspector is worth their weight in gold.  So glad you found this defect for the homeowner and it was covered by the original new home warranty.   Have a great week!

Feb 13, 2017 07:53 AM
Eugene Kanciar
EKAN Home Inspection - West Vancouver, BC
Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind

Carol, every inspection is like a CSI!

Feb 13, 2017 08:00 AM