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Split-bus-panel
Electrical

What Is A Split Bus Panel?

A split bus panel is a single electrical panel that has two separate bus bars. Bus bars are metal bars inside an electrical panel that carry electrical current and hold the circuit breakers. Other electrical…
aaron
July 26, 2021
Open Grounded Outlet Diagram
ElectricalHome Inspection

What Is An Open Ground?

An open ground is when a three-pronged outlet is not connected to the home's grounding system. This is unsafe because if a fault were to happen, the surge could damage equipment or people rather than…
aaron
April 27, 2021
open electrical panel with circuit breakers and electrical grounding
Electrical

What Is Electrical Grounding?

Every home should have an electrical grounding system, but most homeowners do not even know what that is. Here's a quick definition: Electrical grounding is a backup pathway for electrical current to flow in case…
aaron
March 9, 2021
Reverse Polarity Outlet
Electrical

What Is Reverse Polarity?

Reverse Polarity is when a receptacle is wired backward. This happens when the "hot" wire, also known as the black or red wire, is wired on the neutral side and the neutral wire is wired…
aaron
December 8, 2020
Cut MultiStrand Wires
Electrical

Cut MultiStrand Wires & Circuit Hazards

First off, let me give a huge thank you to our Inspector Wilmer Mollfulleda for supplying these wonderful pictures on cut multistrand wires. Just as an fyi, you can always request your inspector when you…
aaron
July 21, 2020