Ask Mike - From the Field: electrical

Mike's images from the field. What the inspector saw...

posted on Jun 27th, 2014
electrical
Old Fuse Panels
Old fuse panels are very common and should be replaced. Changing fuses can be hazardous. Over-sized fuses are dangerous. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
electrical
Dangerous Electrical Boxes
All electrical boxes require covers and should not be overfilled with wires. Black electrical tape is almost never a proper fix. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
electrical
Subpanel Placement
Stand on the oven door, grab the microwave handle, and reset that circuit breaker! What could go wrong? Building permits and city inspections are required for electrical modifications. Electrical panels must be in readily accessible locations. read more