It's not often I see this, but during this inspection I ran across an AFCI breaker to provide power to the
And it was a very unfortunate thing nobody was wearing a smock and I could not test the device.
Home inspectors try to prepare themselves for various finds during the inspection. We have techniques and exotic tools to help with our inspection processes.
But on this inspection I felt badly for my client because I found myself unprepared.
I was unable to test the Smok Detectors.
Maybe that will teach me to always have my own smock with me.
Somebody made the smock to the left for me when I was very young. It was for doing arts and crafts, and perhaps for my kindergarten class. See the handy pocket in front?
I really liked Woody Woodpecker, so I suppose that is why he is sewn onto my smock.
But alas, if only I had brought it to the inspection and could have done a proper test! And a Scout is supposed to be prepared! I was not.
As an aside, I also noticed there is a breaker immediately above the Smok Detectors which seems to service the "Wifi plugs." * I admit to not having any idea as to what a Wifi plug is - and there are apparently more than one!! But no matter, I didn't bring a Wifi with me anyway. This inspection was a bummer all around!
My recommendation: be sure your home inspector brings everything he needs for an inspection! You will want to make sure everything is tested, especially on new construction inspections like the subject house in this post. It's never comfortable to find yourself lacking.
* There were a couple of USB receptacles around the house. That could be what this panel-box-labeling fellow is referring to, but you know what happens when someone ASSumes...
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