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Electrical Panel

By Camrin Parnell | May 3, 2011 | No Comments

        During a Hamilton home inspection service, the home inspector, while conducting the electrical panel inspection uncovered a double tap to a double pole 40 amp breaker. The Hamilton home inspector alerted his client that this is no ordinary double tap to a breaker, a 15 amp circuit was connected to 40 amp breaker. The home inspector then proceeded to explain to his client that this is a potential electrical fire hazard, the 15 amp circuit could be overloaded and the breaker would not trip. The Hamilton home inspector relayed the seriousness to the  buyer’s agent who in turn contacted the seller’s agent for immediate repair.

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