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02-10-19, 08:00 PM
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Posted By fallen625

Gas smell inside oven

Is it normal to have a gas smell when opening oven (inside oven)?
01-25-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By fallen625

Phew, so if it pig tailed with copper then it is...

Phew, so if it pig tailed with copper then it is safe to use the red nut?
01-25-19, 07:36 PM
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Posted By fallen625

Really? Our landlord said the house was wired in...

Really? Our landlord said the house was wired in aluminum and pigtailed, but I guess she could have gotten it wrong? The electrician also showed me the copper/aluminum pigtail. That would be a huge...
01-24-19, 08:40 PM
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Posted By fallen625

To be clear, the receptacle that is warm is only...

To be clear, the receptacle that is warm is only warm when the appliance is plugged in / a few minutes after plugging in, not sure if that was an issue too.
01-24-19, 07:24 PM
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Posted By fallen625

This might be related to the nuts, but when...

This might be related to the nuts, but when unplugging my baby's wipe warmer, I noticed that the plug was a bit warm, it went away after a while. Is this of concern? I am trying to figure out how...
01-24-19, 05:47 PM
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Posted By fallen625

This is our panel if that helps

This is our panel if that helps
01-24-19, 05:29 PM
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Posted By fallen625

This is the only picture I got when the...

This is the only picture I got when the electrician came.. my guess is this is not that helpful, but it;s a try. When the electrician showed it to me it was silver and gold. He didn't seem...
01-24-19, 05:16 PM
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Posted By fallen625

The panel is brand new if it helps (we had a...

The panel is brand new if it helps (we had a zinsco replaced) and that has been done properly. The red nuts are behind outlets. Not coated in antioxidant. Does this change things?
01-24-19, 02:49 PM
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Posted By fallen625

How bad is this? Bad enough for me to move myself...

How bad is this? Bad enough for me to move myself and my kids into my parents house until I get my landlord to fix this?
01-24-19, 02:12 PM
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Posted By fallen625

Yes it's copper to aluminum I believe :/

Yes it's copper to aluminum I believe :/
01-24-19, 12:50 PM
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Posted By fallen625

Pigtailed aluminum wiring - standard red wire nuts

I just found out my landlord pigtailed our entire house with red wire nut twist-on connectors. How much of a safety hazard is this?
01-22-19, 10:04 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By fallen625

Just hired my own master electrician. He looked...

Just hired my own master electrician. He looked at the panel and the attic and behind a plug and said everything was safe. Our place is properly pigtailed with copper, so he said the aluminum wiring...
01-20-19, 09:06 PM
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Posted By fallen625

I tried to hear a company to do an electrical...

I tried to hear a company to do an electrical inspection and that's what they quoted me. Hmm, looks like I need to make some more calls!
01-20-19, 07:21 PM
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Posted By fallen625

I think he was talking about the attachment...

I think he was talking about the attachment screws. He pointed out that when he unplugged my TV the plug going into it was loose (we had stuff like cell phone chargers be flimsy in plugs, but it...
01-18-19, 01:59 PM
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Posted By fallen625

Or maybe given how many issues I have seen I...

Or maybe given how many issues I have seen I should just pay for an electrical inspection and give her a list of things to fix :)
01-18-19, 01:39 PM
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Views: 689
Posted By fallen625

Electrician just left. Panel is fixed...

Electrician just left. Panel is fixed (electrician told me that it was very smart that I got it replaced). He told me that one of my light fixtures was loose and that several plugs were loose. Do I...
01-17-19, 02:37 PM
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Views: 689
Posted By fallen625

I told my landlord I wanted an inspection by...

I told my landlord I wanted an inspection by another electrician, and she agreed to replace the panel tomorrow. Anything I can ask her / the electrician to make sure that it is up to code? Don't...
01-17-19, 09:14 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By fallen625

Thank you SO much for your help. Is this...

Thank you SO much for your help. Is this dangerous enough to move out ASAP or 5 months (when lease is up) is good enough? We are moving accross the country in 5 months so the idea of moving for just...
01-17-19, 08:29 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By fallen625

Zinsco panel w/pitted bus bar: Fire hazard ?

I live in a rented duplex with aluminum wiring (w/copper pigtails) + a Zinsco panel. I learned about this hazard when my lights started flickering. Landlord called her electrician (licensed). The...
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