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diyexel 10-30-2010 07:57 AM

Electrical code re DIY
 
I live in a 3 unit condo in Boston area. Where can find rules governing what I am allowed to do versus getting a licensed electrician or when do I need city permits. Can I, for example, change an outlet to GFI in our common area?

Thanks.

Diyexel

J. V. 10-30-2010 09:32 AM

I would contact the condo association first if you have one. If that's not an option call the building department for your town or city.

kbsparky 10-30-2010 01:25 PM

Common areas probably do not qualify for DIY status. You need a permit to spit on the sidewalk in most areas in New England ... :whistling2:

nap 10-30-2010 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kbsparky (Post 525465)
Common areas probably do not qualify for DIY status. You need a permit to spit on the sidewalk in most areas in New England ... :whistling2:

due to it being multi-family, I would have doubts any work by a non-pro is allowed. That is often the differentiation between yes and no in many areas.

Lurlene 10-30-2010 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by kbsparky (Post 525465)
Common areas probably do not qualify for DIY status. You need a permit to spit on the sidewalk in most areas in New England ... :whistling2:

Ayuh, we've got no building codes and no building inspectors heah in New Hampsha. We figure things out for ahselves, Ayuh.


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