Electrical Inspections

Is Aluminum Wiring a Major Concern?

Post by Pat Auriol. Over 7,000 homes in Mississauga contain aluminum wiring. Extended this across the provinces and we are looking at tens of thousands of homes.  If the subject dwelling was built between the mid-1960s and late 1970s, there is a strong possibility that aluminum wiring may be present.  Is this a cause for …

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Why a professional trade is not always the best person to ask

Background I recently asked to perform a Tarion 1-Year Warranty Inspection.  During the Inspection of the Kitchen, I was met by the Builders Electrician who had been called in to service the Cooker Exhaust Hood. As I was inspecting, I noticed that the island receptacle was less than 1m away from the island sink.  As is …

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Electrical Panel Inspections – Regulations

OntarioACHI recently had a call from an inspector that was threatened with reporting to the ESA for opening an electrical panel to perform a visual inspection. We contacted the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), for comment on how, given the fact that our profession is being regulated to protect consumers, then can condone …

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