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My daughters apt outlet in an unused wall outlet caught

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my daughters apt outlet in an unused wall outlet caught fire. when the building had an inspector said it needed to be repaired/replaced? when the landlord was notified he sent the maintenance guy to do it. the repair solution was moving above the outlet and put in a new outlet box and plug and patched the one that caught fire the night before.? used the same wires that caught fire?shouldnt they have replaced the wires leading from the breker?or shouldnt an building expert inspect it before and after?since the plug wasnt in used when it sparked up?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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1) All depends on the type of wire and wire size installed from the breaker extending out to the receptacle. If the wire size and type were code complaint and only small burnt section of the wire insulation at the receptacle, then re-wiring the entire circuit is not necessary.

2) All electrical projects are recommended to be inspected, especially one that caught fire. Unfortunately, about the only electrical jobs that get inspected are usually new construction type of projects.

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