Electrical Wiring Safety and Home Inspections
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How to Correct Older Home Electrical Wiring – Troubleshooting and Repairing Electrical Wiring. Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting Methods used to solve the majority of the home electrical problems and wiring failures encountered.
Testing and Correcting Older Home Electrical Wiring
Electrical Question: I HAVE AN 80 YR OLD HOME THAT HAS SERVICE TO THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR BEDROOMS USING STANDARD ROMEX WIRE WITH GROUND COMING FROM BREAKER BOX TO JUNCTION BOX.
- THEN IT TURNS INTO THE OLD INDIVIDUAL 2 WIRE AND THEN ON THE 3RD FLOOR GOES BACK TO STANDARD ROMEX WITH GROUND AND GROUNDED OUTLETS.
- THE POLARITY TESTER SHOWS THAT I HAVE THE NEUTRAL AND HOT WIRE REVERSED BUT ITS NOT THE CASE THAT I FIND. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Background: WES, a Handyman from LANCASTER, PA
Thanks for your electrical wiring question WES.
How to Correct Older Home Electrical Wiring
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with hand tools and electrical troubleshooting skills.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring or inspections. Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.
- Wes, this condition should be checked by a professional electrical contractor along with a whole home electrical system safety inspection.
Troubleshooting and Repairing Electrical Wiring
Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting Methods used to solve the majority of the home electrical problems and wiring failures encountered.
Electrical Tester for Home Wiring
Electrical Safety and Voltage Testers
When working on home electrical wiring, quality voltage testers can play an important part in electrical safety. Electrical testers enable you to identify electrical circuits and help prevent the possibility of accidental electrical shock.
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