In this video from Texan Inspection, learn the do’s and don’ts about wire placement in your home with Trent Barnes!
Hey everyone this is Trent with Texan Inspection we got something a little unusual today we’re actually at a condominium which is about 40 years old. It’s an old apartment complex that got changed to condominiums so now they’re all individually owned, and when we get to these smaller places like this these, older places actually, I’m trying to say, is that we find some really unusual things that we just don’t see nowadays, and also if it was privately owned then we also see maybe some some do-it-yourselfer kind of stuff which doesn’t usually work out because people don’t usually follow the rules. Here we are on the porch and I wanna see if I can do this, now I’m gonna have to turn it around this way, yeah check out this, this is wiring for you right here, isn’t that perfect? blends right in I’m being superstitious, This is not how you do this, it’s a quick but it’s a tough and I but if this wire needs to be completely protected it needs to be in conduit if it has to go down to where it goes down here let me show you this. Turn it around let me show you this it goes here and then it goes underneath and town to another out another fixture down there, so you’re actually walking across it, you’re actually walking across the line you could trip on it I guess but you could damage it, that’s the best the number one thing, is you could damage this wire someone could get electrocuted it’s just out in the elements this kind of wire is not made to be out in the elements like this it depreciates over time especially if light gets to it and I know we’re under a little bit of a cover but still this is the wrong way to do it this is actually an electrocution hazard as a trip hazard it’s not how to do it, so when we find stuff like this we call that out for sure, all right, we’ll talk to you next time bye-bye.