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Old 04-21-2019, 07:57 AM   #1
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European Receptacles In US House


Happy Easter everyone!

I recently placed a house under contract that has been wired with both 120v Type B "3 prong", AND 240v Type F "Schuko" receptacles. I've never seen this before. Walking through the house I noticed a few of them in the kitchen, and a few in the bedrooms. I'm assuming there are more. In looking at the panel, the findings were congruent - several double pole breakers with labels matching the areas where the Schukos are located.

I'm having a home inspection performed this coming week and I plan on being there. My plan would be to remove the receptacles after closing on the house. Is there anything you guys would advise that I look for? I will obviously remove the panel cover and inspect the wiring there, but there will be some places that I'm unable to see withing damaging sheetrock.

My hope is that a licensed contractor installed them, and it appears that they've been in the house for 10+ years, so I don't foresee any immediate risk. I'm hoping that I will just be able to remove the receptacles from the walls and pull the wire out (wherever I can), then repair the sheetrock.

What are your thoughts? Has anyone seen this in a US home?


Thanks in advance,
Andrew
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:07 AM   #2
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Re: European Receptacles In US House


Looks like a type F plug, I've seen houses here with the g. What happens is someone moves from Europe and has a house built here, and they want to use their appliances that aren't picky about 60hz power.

I have been involved in a few builds, they just had to find approved euro product for our area.

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