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  8. Is it common for an insurance company to require an inspection?

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  12. I heard that aluminum wiring is bad. Do you check for it?

  13. How far apart should the electrical receptacles be placed?

  14. What is a split bus electric panel?

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  18. Can wiremold be used at an exterior location?

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  24. Why are extension cords dangerous?

  25. What problems does having too many electrical outlets on a single circuit cause?

  26. How can I find out the size of the electric service to a house?

  27. What happens when you press the “TEST” button on a circuit breaker in an electric panel?

  28. How many electric receptacles (outlets) are required in a hallway?

  29. Why does painting an electric receptacle (outlet) make it unsafe?

  30. When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required?

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