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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm eager to read the 'electrifying' answers here by my fellow professionals.

Circuit breaker protected outlet used near water.

Aug 20, 2016 01:31 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I am shocked you asked this question.

Aug 20, 2016 12:48 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

What inspectors like to say is not working.

Aug 20, 2016 12:44 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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"Good Food Cooking Inside"?

Aug 19, 2016 10:48 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I can't be more clever than Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 this morning.   

Aug 20, 2016 12:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I know this one ... because I learn from inspections.  I will spare the repeat of what Ken Jones said.

Aug 20, 2016 05:56 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Its a pain in tthe a** when they trip! Have fun finding them sometimes.

Aug 20, 2016 01:07 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Something good to have when playing with electronics near the sink or tub.

Aug 19, 2016 11:09 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's a receptacle that is not present in older bathrooms, kitchens, patios and garages that will make a buyer ask for their installation.

Aug 20, 2016 10:14 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Mr. Ken Jones said it all!

Aug 20, 2016 09:31 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

What you want if you are using electricity anywhere near water. See Ken Jones for the learned explanation.

Aug 20, 2016 06:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - now that is 'electrifying' or 'shocking'....

Do you find some fault in this question?

Aug 20, 2016 03:26 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Great Fortunes Cause Interruptions

Aug 20, 2016 03:07 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Kitchen and Bathroom outlets within 3 ft of water.

Aug 20, 2016 01:56 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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It's what keeps you from curling your hair if your WaterPic falls on the floor at your feet while you're using it.

Aug 20, 2016 01:08 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I know this one. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupted. HA....got it. 

Aug 20, 2016 12:41 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

An escape button in case of an overload on your receptical.  It presses it for you!

Aug 20, 2016 12:20 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

The GFCI is the red/black button on electrical outlet in wet areas such as kitchen, bathroom, laundry rooms.  This is the shutoff that stops electric current immediately when the circuit is broken.

Aug 20, 2016 12:10 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Nuisance tripper.

Aug 20, 2016 10:38 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Good For Clearing Inspections..although Ken Jones has the most appropriate answer!

Aug 20, 2016 06:59 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

This one I know (HA!) because they don't always work properly, according to Home Inspectors Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers.  A GFCI is a device that shuts off the electrical circuit when it detects the circuit is going on a wrong path.  

Aug 20, 2016 02:57 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Do you like being electrically shocked???

Aug 20, 2016 01:44 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

"Get Fixed Chop-chop Idiot"

Aug 20, 2016 12:06 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

The plug bosss, the plug!

Aug 19, 2016 11:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

While Norm Padula has a great idea, I'll go with Raymond Camp!

Aug 19, 2016 11:48 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Barbara Todaro already has this one this morning.

Aug 19, 2016 11:45 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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It's an acronym, silly.

Aug 19, 2016 11:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Many of my seller clients have had to intsall these.

Aug 19, 2016 11:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

groung fault circuit interrupter....

Aug 19, 2016 11:06 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

A way to protect the better half when she drops her blow dryer in the sink!

Aug 19, 2016 10:54 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This is the most confusing thing to a home inspector!  If it's tripped they don't know how to even look for it and will instead say "all the electrical in the kitchen/bathroom/backyard is dead.  Hire a licensed electrician to investigate further."

 

You think I joke, I had two inspectors (each with over 20 years experience) do that on different homes.

Aug 21, 2016 04:39 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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This safety electircal circuit is so important. On my new home walk throughs I explain them in great detail and how they are wired so the home owner can be prepared when one trips.

Aug 21, 2016 01:12 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Something almost every inspector comments on.

Aug 21, 2016 12:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the answer by Ken Jones.

Aug 20, 2016 11:52 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

Aug 20, 2016 10:22 PM