01:59PM | 02/23/08
Member Since: 06/27/03
45 lifetime posts
my nursing home got turn down by the city building inspector he said that at least 1 of the outlet in the kitchen should have reverse polarity


is that normal for nursing home because i always heard of it the other way around why is it required what's the benefit the kitchen hase counter top on each side north and south and u enter from the east all the outlet are GFI do i use a regular outlet for reverse polarity or do i just reverse the wire on one of the GFI there are 2 GFI on either side of the counter


10:56PM | 02/23/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Either the inspector is CONFUSED (I could use much stronger lanquage) or you misunderstood what he "said".

I don't know if you got this a in a report or verbaly or if he told you are told the electrican that in turn told you.

But have him, show you and your electrican the section of the code that requires this.

But don't do it a confrontational way. Rather act dumb like you won't even know what electricity is and want to learn.

If that does not work then go to his supervisor.


11:52AM | 02/24/08
Member Since: 06/27/03
45 lifetime posts
i do understand what u saying never heard of that but it's was a lady there when he was doing the inspection i think she miss understand what he said, i did not pass the inspection because

1 the ceiling fan did not work (owner fault i told him to change it he said later)

2 i did not fill in the space/tab i break out in the panel with a spare

3 the reverse polarity


10:34AM | 02/25/08
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
Reverse polarity is a problem. The black and white wires are connected to the wrong terminals on the receptacle or they are crossed further on in the ciruit.

There is no code requirement to have something purposely wired with reverse polarity.


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