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Savinmoney 09-21-2012 08:03 PM

DIY 200amp set-up
I was talking earlier about the cost of an electrician doing this for me, but I really think that I can do most of the work myself. Pretty simple stuff. Question is about permits. In order to get the power turned back on, ( it is off now due to house being foreclosed on when I bought it) could an electrician pull a permit..check my work and sign off on it? Are most lic. electricians willing to do this?? I WANT and NEED it to be inspected prior to supplying house with power.

Jim Port 09-21-2012 08:12 PM

This is not legal in many areas. It also exposes the licensed contractor to additional liability for work they did not do.

silversport 09-21-2012 08:34 PM

A home owner can pull his own permit and do his own work in my area. Check in yours to see if this is allowed.

Speedy Petey 09-21-2012 08:37 PM

Both previous replies are dead on. More than likely you can just do it yourself and get it inspected.

NO WAY in hell I'd expose myself to that kind of liability with regard to a DIY job. :no: I know most electricians worth their salt feel the same way.

Savinmoney 09-21-2012 08:57 PM

I wouldn't want that liability either, just wasn't sure how to get the approval from the building inspector. Thanks for all the replies. Makes since to me to be able to pull your own permit and just get it inspected. That's what I wanted in the first place , but wasn't sure it was possable.

jbfan 09-21-2012 09:52 PM

If you feel you can do the work, pull a permit and then have it inspected.

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