This family has lots of kids and an unfinished basement that is partially finished as an ice hockey rink! And, as we all know, a house full of kids needs an extra fridge in the basement.
And there it is. Sitting there just beside the penalty area.
It's full of sodas and water and treats for the kids.
Ice hockey makes you thirsty! And hungry!
See how it's plugged in on the side? Right there to the left.
Can't see it too clearly?
There it is, in the left photo, a little more close up.
Just kind of hanging there.
You might think it's a little disappointing.
But really they were thinking ahead!
Kids have a tendency to play with things.
And plug and unplug things.
Well, at least the "installer" took the time to make it safe for the kids to use.
How can you tell it's safe?
By looking at the receptacle!
It's completely encased with electrical tape!
That makes it safe, dontcha know!
That way, if and when sweaty kids, waiting to get a drink, play with the receptacle, they don't get zapped!
This really is convenient. Everyone is happy!
In the panel box they simply double tapped another circuit.
Brought this yellow (20amp) wired directly out of the side of the panel box cover.
Ran it behind the "wall" they created for the hockey rink.
And coiled the wire to "hang" the receptacle at a convenient height!
And to make it safe to touch ... viola!
We have electrical tape!
I'm thinking my buyers might want to yank that little guy from the panel box!
Or maybe ask the sellers to do it when they leave ...
When they take the fridge with them ...
And the receptacle ...
And the wiring ...
My recommendation: look around! You never know what might be hanging around a basement with a hockey rink!
* Tongue in cheek, to be sure. Everything about this installation is crazy.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560