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Home is 74 year young, close to the U of A and in the down town area of Tuscaloosa.

It is 3 phase and as you can tell it has been added on to.

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That just the panels.

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I have to ask, how did you write this up?

Safety Concern - There are fuse(s) with more than one wires under one screw in the Service Equipment panel(s). Most fuse(s) are designed to hold only one wire.

Repair - There are electrical wire(s) lying on ground in the crawlspace area. The wiring should be raised up and supported.

Repair - There is some electrical wiring on the exterior of the house that is exposed and needs to be protected. The wires are at the front yard going to the light next to the drive way There could be other places.

Investigate Further - Some homeowner's insurance companies will not insure homes with older electrical systems such as found here, as statistically, there is an increased risk of fire. Ask your insurance company.

Safety Concern - The neutral (white wire) and ground (bare copper wire) are not to be under the same screw.

Safety Concern - The neutral and ground conductors are improperly connected in the sub-panel(s). These are required to be isolated at any point beyond the main disconnect. This was a requirement when the panel was installed.

Safety Concern - The neutral bus bar at the interior panel has two wires under one screw. The manufacture installment instructions say they should only be one wire under one screw.

Safety Concern - There are breaker(s) with more than one wires under one screw in the electrical panel(s). Most breaker(s) are designed to hold only one wire.

Safety Concern - There are fuse(s) with more than one wires under one screw in the electrical panel(s). Most fuse(s) are designed to hold only one wire.

Repair - The house has the two slot outlets that are used in a two wire electrical system. Some of the outlet are worn and will not hold a plug properly.

Safety Concern - Some of the old ungrounded receptacles have been replaced with modern 3 prongs grounded type receptacles giving the illusion that they are grounded. The original wiring did not provide for grounded receptacles.

Safety Concern - There are electrical splice(s) that needs to be install in junction box(s). The ones we found where at the basement and crawlspace. There could be others.

Safety Concern - The ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) receptacles (s) for the front of the house does not trip. It needs to be replaced. It is loose in the wall

Investigate Further - With all of the things wrong with the electrical system have an electrician bring the system up to a safe standard.

Identifying Repairs in the Report

Items that appear to need attention or repair are listed in the following formats:

Repair - These are repairs that, in the opinion of the inspector, are items not performing their intended functions. Recommend repairs as needed by a qualified licensed contractor or specialty tradesman

Maintenance - These are repairs that, in the opinion of the inspector, are regular maintenance typical for buildings this age. Repairs to these items are not urgent, but should be made.

Safety Concern - Conditions that are judged to be a real or potential threat to safety or health (regardless of cost to repair) are listed as safety concerns. These items should be repaired immediately and prior to occupancy. Cost may be minimal or significant.

Safety Upgrades - Recommend upgrading for safety enhancement. This building may have been constructed before current safety standards were developed or changed.

Investigate Further - Conditions that warrant further investigation by an appropriately licensed specialist are identified here. Often, only a specialist can confirm that repairs are needed and determine the scope of the repairs. This includes conditions that require destructive inspection, engineering, analysis beyond the scope of a visual home inspection, or subjects outside the general knowledge of a home inspector.

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