Monday, December 26, 2011

Useful Tester

I recently returned from Grand Rapids, MI, via Chicago, visiting good friends and helping them with a new home they recently purchased.  I changed out the main panel from a non-tripping, hazardous FPE panel, to a new Cutler-Hammer main panel with a main breaker.  I also corrected outlets throughout the house that were reversed polarity.  The home inspector provided my friend Kate with a very in depth inspection report, including color photos of the tester shown above plugged into the reverse polarity outlets.  This ac outlet ground tester is a quick and easy way to test three-prong outlets for reversed polarity, open ground, open hot, and open neutral.  Every outlet in Kate's house is now correctly wired and ready to go!