The worst people in the world - DIY’ers who don’t know what they hell they are doing and will happily pass off their shoddy, illegal and dangerous handiwork with a smile.
Spent $600, my saturday and many many hand cuts to find and fix said incompetence.
You know whats against code? hiding a junction box. Especially when it’s wired badly and overstuffed.
Every string we pulled on revealed more horrors, like can lighting where the ground was just the coincidence that the exposed wires outside the box happen to touch the housing. as well as a mystery set of hot wires that weren’t capped sitting right next to it.
Reverse hot/neutral all over the place and, surprise! ANOTHER hidden junction box in a wet area.
This whole house is full of crappy DIY that I’ve been replacing ever since I bought it. What are inspections for again?
New plan - start over. Seriously I think this spring we are going to gut this basement and completely start over. it’s been something we’ve been threatening for a while and the threat of mysterious electrical fires have reignited the motivators.