Wednesday, January 23rd, 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Electrical services are installed in every home. Electrical services, panelboards and subpanels must be installed properly. The details for installation of the service are very important. Main panels and subpanels, grounding and bonding, and the separation of grounding and neutral conductors will be explained. Unusual and obsolete services will be illustrated. The electrical service installations can be safe or scary. This seminar will help both beginning and experienced inspectors properly evaluate electrical service installations, understand and describe their components, and detect and report problems with the electrical service. The seminar has been significantly revised for 2018 with new photos and the most recent code requirements incorporated into the presentation.


David Rushton


David Rushton studied architecture at MIT, graduating in 1976. He began his own general and electrical contracting company after college. He became a licensed master electrician in California in 1982, New Jersey in 1983 and Virginia in 1999. He worked 17 years in residential and light commercial electrical construction projects with his own company, and was the managing licensed electrician forr Deutsch Electric for 5 years. He founded ABLE Building Inspection, Inc. in 1993 in southern New Jersey and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountain area of northern Virginia in 1999. An ASHI certified inspector since 1996, David is the President of the Northern Virginia ASHI chapter. He is a Virginia-certified home inspector, and licensed as a home inspector in Maryland and West Virginia.