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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Electrical Outlets or Switches Don't Work

Article Number

7.3

Condition

ELECTRICAL OUTLETS OR SWITCHES DON’T WORK

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Electrical outlets and switches shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.

Warranty

Two-Year - Delivery and Distribution Systems. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty. · Secondary damage caused by defects, such as property damage or personal injury, is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Electrical outlets and switches not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Test the operation of electrical outlets and switches during the PDI and record damage on the PDI Form, to avoid any dispute about whether the damage was caused by the builder. Check the electrical circuit panel when a receptacle or switch fails to work. See Also: 7.2 GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) TRIPS FREQUENTLY

  

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