home inspection photo of exposed electrical wiring connection
Photo: Charles H. Nance
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Full Exposure—How Shocking!

Here is the latest in electrical wiring techniques for dryer hookups. I guess he ran out of electrical tape in the middle of this project. It is interesting to note that this had been this way for some time, and that the recent inspection by the municipal inspector failed to mention it as a problem. My guess is that the homeowner turned off the breaker before connecting this, or he never would have survived the 240-volt jolt.

courtesy of the ASHI ReporterCharles H. Nance
P.E., CHN Inspections, LLC
Wildwood, Mo.
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