Inspection Videos

Installing a bootleg ground or false ground is a way to trick a standard receptacle tester into showing that the plug is properly wired. This little trick creates a potential shock hazard, ground and neutral wires should not contact each other on the circuit except for at the main service panel.

Here's a short video on how I "Almost got electrocuted" a bit of a stretch but check out the video to find out what happened.


This seems to be one of the most frequently asked questions I get when taking the cover off the electrical panel board. I try to cover a few of the common issues I find and what I'm looking at. I'm not covering everything in this video but just giving you a general idea of what the heck is going on behind there. Hope you find it informative and somewhat entertaining! You can find out more about me and home inspections at