> I suppose one could have asked the learned jurists (or legislators) how
> feel about this matter if, the next time they plugged in a toaster or hair
> dryer, they were to have a significant chance of being electrocuted--but
> will be able to correct the wiring problem until there is actual damage
You forget -- the learned jurists and legislators make enough money to
afford a custom-built home designed by a legitimate architect or designer.
They can also afford a decent contractor who doesn't cut corners.
They're response to the above question would be something on the order of
"Get references and hire a better contractor."
It's the people who can only afford shoddily-built "speculation" homes built
by Jimbo Billy Bob's Konstruction Kompany that get screwed.
The best way to fix something that's broken is to require the people who
make the decisions *use* the thing that is broken.
Jason W. Kilgore, P.E.
Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.