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TOPIC: wires in an attic

Re: wires in an attic 11 years 10 months ago #27645

From the posts here, let's agree on this; we're between the perverbial "rock and a hard place".  We all want to do our absolute best job for every client, even if it's a "nit picky" detail.  Yet, we are in this to make money and take care of our families too! 
Frank, I would agree that mentioning to a client during the inspection is a good plan...BUT, we all know most clients aren't exactly going to pay attention or remember everything during a 3 hour inspection.  Putting it in writing, even if it's not a critical issue, might at least get it looked at once!
And, on Frank's side...most realtors are going to roll their eyes if they see that in a report.  BUT...let's all remember, they have a vested financial interest in selling a home to their client.  Yes, the good agents are going to look after the folks they work for, but I'd guess the big $$$$$ cross their minds as well...
I think we do what we feel is right in our book.  While there may not be a code or regulation for every situation we come across...I know I do this because I enjoy having clients tell me "Thank you", whether they buy a home I inspect or not.  I say that I mention it because I've seen plenty of attics where Romex is spliced w/ wire nuts, broken, uninsulated...you name it...and I haven't even been at this that long!  I know my clients appreciate the time and effort I put in...:)

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Re: wires in an attic 11 years 10 months ago #27646

Here's why I would mention wiring in the attic that is easily accessible to any homeowner...

Unsecured wiring, pig tails everywhere, and exposed LIVE wiring hanging out in one attic...
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Re: wires in an attic 11 years 10 months ago #27653

Looks like before and after the retrofitted ceiling fans Casey!

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Re: wires in an attic 11 years 10 months ago #27660

Actually, if I remember correctly, there were no ceiling fans...just flush mount lights in each room! 

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Re: wires in an attic 11 years 10 months ago #27661

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What's the big deal? They ran it in conduit. :-*

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Re: wires in an attic 11 years 10 months ago #27666

Are you buried under snow Jay?

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