First Inspection Tomorrow... - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 10

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,


diverdaveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 02:28 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Rewards Points: 75

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.


sluggermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 09:24 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 10

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 ...
diverdaveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 10:10 PM   #4
Stubbie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,341
Rewards Points: 2,652

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... oh and gfci in that laundry if the outlet is within 6 feet of a sink.


Last edited by Stubbie; 09-17-2007 at 10:12 PM.
Stubbie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home Inspection handy man88 General DIY Discussions 11 09-06-2007 10:30 AM
Electrical issues with home inspection toolmaan Electrical 20 08-10-2007 05:52 PM
restoring service w/ inspection johnny331 Electrical 1 07-11-2007 08:16 PM
Final Inspection requirments K&G's Cabin General DIY Discussions 1 01-28-2007 01:44 PM
How is electrical inspector doing the inspection... KUIPORNG Electrical 2 08-15-2006 08:46 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1