breakouts in breaker box


Old 03-28-07, 03:27 AM
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I recently had inspections done on a house my husband and I are purchasing, and on the inspection report he indicated there were breakouts in the breaker box. The inspector did not elaborate as to what this meant. Could you explain if this is a safety issue?
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Old 03-28-07, 03:44 AM
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He/she was probably referring to spaces in the panel where there were no breakers. When a breaker is removed and a space left, a cover must be installed. Look at your panel and see if there are any. If so, you can buy the inserts at any hardware or big box/electrical supply house. They just snap in, so you don't have to do anything special. The seller should be responsible for correcting this, but make sure it is done, as it can be a dangerous situation if left unattended.
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Yes, this can be easily solved for just a few bucks.
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