So we've made an offer on a home and the inspection turned up a long list
of electrical issues. Most are not major - it's an older home and we
expect some issues.
One bothers me though - the owner had 30 amp fuse on 14 gauge wire. A fire
waiting to happen. I do not know what the extent of the damage of this
We're planning on switching out the fuse box for a breaker box anyways. My
question is this: if the wire insulation was damaged, will it still
represent a safety hazard with the correct breakers installed?
Because if I just need to update the box and have an electrician check for
specific problems (maybe whatever caused them to need the bigger fuse),
then I can still make this sale work.
But if I need to have the wiring replaced in the entire house, well,
there's lots of other houses out there.
Curious as to your thoughts,