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diverdaveman 09-16-2007 09:08 AM

First inspection tomorrow...
Tomorrow will be my first inspection in the rewiring of my entire house. It's been a long road but a good one. I have learned so much from this forum and many thanks to all that have helped answer my questions. I hope I've got everything ready - I'm sure the inspector will let me know.

Thanks again and I'll post the results,

sluggermike 09-17-2007 02:28 AM

Don't dread the inspection. It can be very informative and it will help to build your confidence when doing your own wiring. I personally look forward to an inspection as a DIYer.

diverdaveman 09-17-2007 09:24 PM

Well, I passed and I learned what they're looking for or looking at. The inspector came in looked around, touched a few wires, no notepad and walked out to print me my "Pass" paper from his truck. I asked if he wanted to see the crawl space, where my breaker panel is, and he said no. What I learned was that he was there to only see what would be covered up by the sheetrock.

Oh, and another thing. I need to replace a plastic light box in bath, install an outlet box in laundry room for washer (I forgot it), finish applying the fire-stop, install outside outlets in front & rear of house - and it still passed. Strange but good I guess.

Is this the norm? Just curious :huh: ...

Stubbie 09-17-2007 10:10 PM

Pretty much normal for non licensed work by a home owner. They would have probably been pissed if an electrician forgot those other outlets. What he saw was correct so he knows your going to get the other stuff right. Laundry has to be 20 amps.... gfci on the outside stuff...:wink: oh and gfci in that laundry if the outlet is within 6 feet of a sink.


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