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Old 06-02-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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What does my electrical need to look like for the first inspection? Am i to put in switches and outlets? Do i even have bar wires showing? do i put in lights? do i need to have the breakers in?

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Does the wire need to be continues with no bare wires or do i need it to be cut and read for a switch or outlet or light?

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Call the building department and ask--

Typically---breaker box--outlet boxes and all wiring is complete--wires or conduit fastened properly

No need for light fixtures or switches and outlets at the first inspection---they will be looking at the parts that will be hidden when the wall and ceiling finishes go on---

I'm not a licensed electrician--one will be along soon---
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All the grounds typically need to be made up. I make up all the splices so trimout is easy.

You do not want to install the devices yet. If you do drywall will be harder and the tabs that are supposed to sit on the face of the drywall will be buried.
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Typically there's at least a rough inspection (before drywall goes on) and a final inspection. The inspector needs to see what is going in the walls before you cover them.

But you can always just ask the inspector. He or she will always have the right answer.
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