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2021-08-20 Electrical Problems (Omaha Home Inspection)

Another DIY job that easily can electrocute someone or catch the garage on fire

How many ways can you run electrical wiring wrong without electrocuting someone or catching the place on fire? This DIY’er ran an extension cord from an exterior light socket outlet adapter across the walkway, through the exterior wall of the garage, then spliced into Romex wiring without a junction box making it appear that the garage had newer wiring. They then plugged an extension cord into the outlet, spliced the extension cord with undersized & unprotected wires 3 more times before making it to the garage door opener. Some people should know their limits and call a licensed Electrician.