Who’s the fairest one of…….
Wait a minute---that is not what this post is about!
Mirror, mirror on the wall, do you have any idea where the electrical panel is?
At a recent inspection I came across this medicine cabinet mirror located above a sink and cabinet. Why would anyone not assume it was just a medicine cabinet? A medicine cabinet with a WHOLE bunch of wires going into the top! I had the thought, “Please don’t tell me they adapted a medicine cabinet for an electrical panel.”
Now THAT would have been some massive blog fodder---but was not to be the case. It turned out that the mirror had been removed from a medicine cabinet and attached to the electrical panel cover. It was hinged and had magnets to keep in closed against the dead-front of the electrical panel.
Opening the mirror, one then had access to the cover over the breakers and the screw could be removed to take the whole assembly off to take a look inside the panel.
It was merely a case of Harry Homeowner being a little too cleaver for his own good. This mirror cover will need to be removed and the sink relocated so that proper access to the panel can be maintained.
Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board