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Old 05-22-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Generally, how far can you go prior to first inspection?


Wiring attached garage as soon as builder has it ready. Pulled permit and have spoken a few times to the inspector. He'll be out twice, once before drywall goes up and than again afterward. He commented that I could go ahead and wire up a light right away to assist my work. Since he knows there will be a sub panel for all circuits, assume that's acceptable as well. Regarding the remaining work, are you generally expected to wire everything completely prior to first inspection and just leave breakers switched off? Obviously, would like to go as far as is reasonable, without running afoul of the inspector. Your experiences appreciated. Thanks.

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Rough inspection generally is all the cable pulled into the boxes, grounds made up, no devices or connections to breakers.
After rough inspection, drywall goes up and devices are installed to a finish state. Then final inspection and approval.

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This inspector fully agrees with JoeD's post!

Never hurts to call your inspector to determine his expectations though.
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Joe summed up things very well.

If you were to install the switches and receptacles they will get in the way of the drywallers and end up behind the drywall.
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Would be hard accessing them behind the drywall! Thanks
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