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Old 07-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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where can i take my homeowners electrical test in st.louis,mo.

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Old 07-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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What is a homeowners electrical test????? If there is one I would imagine you would take it in St. Louis

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I had to take mine at the county electrical permitting office.
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Let me ask you this. What do you think is a better idea; asking this question to a message board on the world wide interwebs, or calling your local building department to ask??
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where can i take my homeowners electrical test in st.louis,mo.
when you get a copy of it... post the test here
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This is sample questions from Mecklenburg County NC


Homeowner Sample Exam Questions 1) What would be the net calculated load in volt amps of a dwelling unit with a floor area of 1500 sq. ft. including an unfinished cellar not adaptable for future use, unfinished attic, and open porches. Appliances are a 12-KW range and a 5.5-KW, 240-V dryer. Assume range and dryer KW ratings equivalent to KVA ratings in accordance with 220.54 and 220.55.
a) 17,600 VA
b) 17,100 VA
c) 18,600 VA
d) 18,100 VA
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2) How many outdoor convenience outlets excluding the A/C units are required for a dwelling unit that is 4867 sq. ft. with a detached garage on a quarter acre corner lot?
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) none
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3) How many 15 amp general use circuits are required for a single family dwelling unit 3120 square feet that has a full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a living room, and 4 bedrooms each with a walk in closet?
a) 2 circuits
b) 4 circuits
c) 5 circuits
d) 6 circuits
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4) Which of the following locations are you not allowed to install overcurrent devices?
a) Hallways
b) Bedrooms
c) Clothes closet
d) Storage room
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5) All of the outlets in a single family bedroom are required by the NEC to be protected by arc-fault devices. Which of the following items are not required to be protected by arc-fault devices?
a) Switch for exterior flood lights
b) Ceiling fan
c) Wall outlets
d) Lighting fixtures
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what's the purpose of this test? Up here your either an electrician or your not.
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what's the purpose of this test? Up here your either an electrician or your not.
Same here, what is the purpose of this?
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some localities allow you to work on your own home with 2 caviots. you get a permit and pass a homeowners electrical test. then again some require no test but a permit and inspection
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...then again some require no test but a permit and inspection
The test is to determine if YOU are capable of doing the work on your own vs hiring the guy who got laid off by some local EC and then chatted you up in the parking lot at Home Depot and would probably have done the job if you had signed the contract with his former employer last week.

Here (iirc) they have some VERY simple questions on a sheet but mostly talk to you a bit and try to find out if you're a complete idiot or not. When I got my mechanical permit I had to spend 5 minutes explaining to the guy that yes, there is in fact a difference between an updraft gas furnace and an air handler and that no, everything connected to a condensing unit isn't necessarily a heat pump.

iow... the knife cuts both ways.

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Hot's on the left, cold's on the right, and crap don't float uphill. No wait...that's the homeowner's plumbing test. Nevermind.
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Hot's on the left, cold's on the right, and crap don't float uphill. No wait...that's the homeowner's plumbing test. Nevermind.
ROFLMAO.
It will if you push really hard!


I mean with a pump. ;-)

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