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Old 01-18-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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I have just renovated my home and added a new wing. The old secton needs to be rewired. Am I allowed to rewire the old section and wire the new wing and then have a licensed electrican do the hook up to the panel, inspect the hook ups to outlets etc. and then certify the job?

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that depends on location, best to talk to city hall

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I have just renovated my home and added a new wing. The old secton needs to be rewired. Am I allowed to rewire the old section and wire the new wing and then have a licensed electrican do the hook up to the panel, inspect the hook ups to outlets etc. and then certify the job?
All it depending on your city or county officials say about their rules and there are couple items will useally done by electrician is the service entrance set up { majorty of them will have electrician do it for safety issue and it will be Inspected before the POCO can engerized the new service entrance.

And you have to be aware with most recent code change If you tell us what state or Proviance you are located then we can able tell you the correct code cycle.

And the instering twist if the Homeowner do all the rough in and have electrician hook up that is a very fine line some of the electricians will NOT do this at all due libity and safety issue but talk to them before you do any thing with it.

I am not being harsh on the last part due I have couple coustomer asked me the same thing I have to walk on this topic very fine line and some of them I have to turn them down and I have to do it myself. { of course I am electrician }

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What they said........Many localities allow a live in owner to do their own electical work. It has meet local code and must be inspected. I suspect it will be hard to find an electrician to do what you ask, as suggested above, many liability issues. Check local regulations.
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If you are going to have a new main panel installed I suggest having that done first.

This way you don't have to unstring cables you installed yourself a few at a time when the panel is finally replaced. (And perhaps have to add pigtails because the wires restrung into the new panel don't reach the respective breakers.)

In some cities replacing the main panel requires a separate permit from adding or replacing branch circuits (individually breakered circuits and cables).

Another advantage (usually) of having a professional electrician install a new main panel for you is that he can better coordinate it with the electric company so your house is dead for as short a time as possible.
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Depends on the electrician, not sure if I would want my name on something that I did not actually wire.
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Depends on the electrician, not sure if I would want my name on something that I did not actually wire.
That why I have to becarefull with this part if the OP did have a electrician to run a new load centre that useally not a major issue unless the local codes may not let the homeowner do any wiring in the home { there are few spots they will not let the homeowner do anything with it}

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