Electrical Wiring in the Home/Hot/Ground Reversed Condition


E-Contracting wrote at 2014-04-22 15:56:02
I know this is an old post, but the answerer seems a tad inexperienced with residential wiring to have not seen this before...

GFCI testers have 3 lights and a list of things that could be wrong including reversed hot/ground.  GFI testers are inexpensive, easy to use and the #1 thing they show me are outlets not grounded.

But I have seen hot & ground wires reversed on outlets in a couple separate occasions.  Both times by previous home owners who made a lot of mistakes in rewiring.  Including dangerously using speaker wire for door bell power...

Please get a Licensed electrical contractor in to check the outlet & wiring immediately!

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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair

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