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Return of the Electrical “House of Horrors” – from the editor, December 2023

January 2, 2024 | By Anthony Capkun

January 2, 2024 – It’s sometimes hard to imagine just how many truly horrific jobs are out there… but not any more! Just in time for the holidays, I am pleased to announce the return of Electrical Business Magazine’s


With your help, we’re going to showcase the crummy, questionable workmanship and conditions you find on the jobsite, and share it with your fellow electrical professionals across Canada … and even the world!

Any installation or jobsite in Canada that has you scratching your head, asking “What were they thinking?” is fair game. The photo can be of a horrific electrical installation, or the gruesome result of another trade ruining the electrical installation… or maybe the jobsite itself gives you the chills.

Here’s how it works…

• Make sure you own the photo(s). Do not copy a photo from somewhere else. You may be infringing upon someone’s copyright.
• In a few sentences, describe the truly abominable facet(s) of what we see in the photo.
• Please ensure the photo(s) is good-quality, then email everything to me (address at bottom).

After I’ve started receiving entries, we will re-open our Electrical House of Horrors photo gallery at ebmag.com and curate all of these atrocious findings. In 2024, we’ll pick some of the best of the worst to appear in the pages of Electrical Business Magazine.

For those among you who feel we should only showcase the best of the best, have no fear—we’ve got that covered, too, with Electrical Business Magazine’s


The Den will be the exact opposite of the House of Horror, showcasing only spectacular, professional installations. And while the Den won’t publish until later in 2024, you can start sending me those photos right away, following the same format as above.

— Anthony Capkun, editor-publisher, acapkun@ebmag.com.

You’ll find all Back Issues of Electrical Business Magazine in our Digital Archive.

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