Posts Tagged 'electrical-wiring'

Can the building inspector require me to replace the wiring?

I recently had a new boiler installed in the basement of a rental property which required the city building inspector to come in and inspect. Unfortunately I was not there as I live out of state but the company that installed the boiler and my tenant were with him. During his inspection he noticed that my basement wiring may not be up to code. I'm not 100% sure what is going on but he mentioned to my tenant something about an electrical inspection. I know it would be wise to replace my wiring if it is outdated and not up to code but my question is, can the building inspector require me to replace the wiring? What if I honestly can't afford it at the given time?

Installing a new hot tub

I want to put a new hot tub on my back deck, but don't know what plumbing and wiring are needed. Also the deck is several feet off the ground, so should I reinforce it to hold the extra weight?

Electrical Wiring Strategy for Our Patio

What kind of conduit and wire should I use to hook up our patio for lights and a couple of overhead electric heaters? I've been told to buy THWN to protect everything against water here in Baltimore. Am I on the right track or is there a better way to do it?

Is Aluminum Wiring Safe or Should it be Replaced?

My question is about electrical wiring. My Lexington, Kentucky home has aluminum wiring throughout, and I know that can be a bad thing. How can I tell if it needs to be replaced?

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