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07:03AM | 06/19/07
Member Since: 06/18/07
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We are selling our home and the inspector has found 3 sockets in the house that have reverse polarity. Is this a huge problem (we've never had any electrical problems) and, can anyone give us an idea of what a general cost might be to fix it?


11:31AM | 06/19/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Basically it means that wrong wires are on the wrong terminal and it is easy to fix.

But the simple 3 neon test will give some false reports if there are other problems. IIRC an open connection can report as reversed polarity.

If the connection is broken at that recpetacle it is easy to fix. If it is at the upstream receptacle then it take sometime figuring out which is the upstream receptacle.

And it is posible that the wire is damage in the wall.

And prices vary a lot from area to area.

But I would except could be fixed for $100-200 if the problem is at the "bad" receptacle.

But it can be more if they have to trace the circutis or find a bad cable.


11:57AM | 06/19/07
Member Since: 06/18/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you very much!

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