Dec 16, 2004, 8:22 AM
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In checking out some of the electrical sockets in my rent house with a home depot tester, I find that some have the ground and hot line reversed. While this should not be a problem with a newer doubly isolated appliance, it could pose some problems. If a washing machine outlet were so wired, the machine case could be hot.
I pointed this out to the "electrician" who came over to troubleshoot another problem. He replied that in Mexico it was no problem. Sockets are wired either way.
In the house that we are building, I plan to follow USA type codes. I have a Code Check book from Home Depot that is very handy.
Any comments from you home builders out there?
(This post was edited by patricio_lintz on Dec 16, 2004, 8:23 AM)