26 October 2007
Lachlan and Bayou are buying a house (yay!), and like any reasonable homeowners-to-be, they were sweating the results of the inspection. As it turns out, those results were not too shabby:
No major deal-and-heart-breaking flaws. There were a couple interesting surprises, namely that only 2 outlets in the entire house are grounded. Two! WTFF, people? Stunningly stupid and sloppy, on an otherwise gorgeous remodel.
WTFF, indeed. Is this an endemic condition? From the inspection of Surlywood, four years ago:
Correct "open ground" and hot/neutral reversal on receptacles on the exterior and in the interior of the residence.
Have we been overrun this millennium with amateur electricians or something? (The outlets were duly fixed, at a cost of around $200.)Posted at 8:15 AM to Dyssynergy