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    Default this power connections are OK?

    I found this inside of hood exhaust vent cabinet.
    I could not answer when home owner asked me what the heck of problem will happen if we leave like that.
    Would you help me?

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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Im View Post
    I found this inside of hood exhaust vent cabinet.
    I could not answer when home owner asked me what the heck of problem will happen if we leave like that.
    Would you help me?
    Short, open, fire, shock, electrocution.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    Non-compliant connection, cable not secured, altered product cable, you don't know who is going to put what into that cabinet and with what level of attention; wire nuts could come off leaving exposed wire, exposed wire could come in contact with the ductwork or top of microwave, shock hazard, fire hazard, etc. etc.
    Really?

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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    Think about metal pan thrown in on top of that, then a shorter person trying to reach something.... zzzttt!

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    Thank you for the answers.
    If seller say, never open that cabinet door since buying this home, then I can tell him like this
    " What if new owner wants to store a fishbowl in that space?"
    Anyway, I learn that inspector must be a pessimist. haha


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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    I agree with all of the above possiblities with what could happen. Fishbowl ? Hmmmm - ok ? I know you're being silly with that comment (I hope), but I would never ever say that to a client. I think it would blow your credibility out of the water ... or ... out of the fishbowl - so to speak !!


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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    The wall outlet and plug in the background are probably serving the microwave oven, which is required by Code to be an independent circuit. If the wiring shown exposed is to the exhaust fan of that same appliance, why wasn't it just wired into the same electrical outlet? Or connected internally within the UL-approved electrical "box" inside of the microwave unit? (....all assuming that it could be considered "one appliance"?)


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    Default Re: this power connections are OK?

    Another great use of duct tape also

    Bill Siegel
    Florida Home Inspection Team Inc.

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