Saturday, April 10, 2010

What’s in your electrical box?

fix and flipper fix the double tap

You might find it interesting to have a look at your electrical fuse box. A fairly frequent home inspection finding we’ve noticed lately is the ‘double tap’ inside the fuse box.

If you click on that picture above, you’ll see that one fuse has two wires attached.

I’m no electrician and I don’t even play one on TV, so I can’t explain it better than that. Maybe this seems like a minor problem but messing up electricity is never a good idea.

How do you correct the double tap? I’ve seen it done. It took about 15 minutes and the part cost under $5. We have a couple of good electricians and handymenpeople. Call/email/text us for names of some folks who can help you out with this minor problem.