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Old 12-02-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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LIcensing requirements for installing a Light Fixture.


Do I need to be a licensed electrician to put in a light fixture in one of my friends home? They live in Saint Paul Minnesota.

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Old 12-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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LIcensing requirements for installing a Light Fixture.


Contact your AHJ.

General rule is that if you DONT pull a permit for the work you DO NOT need to be an electrician (licensed) To pull a permit you MUST be a licensed contractor. So the question becomes does the work require a permit?

Again, only your Local Inspector can answer that.

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Old 12-03-2010, 10:14 AM   #3
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It really is not something even a licensed electrician would pull a permit for. The permit cost would make this simple job to expensive to do.
I am not telling you that you do not need a permit. I am telling you I would not pull a permit to do this in either your house or my house.
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To pull a permit you MUST be a licensed contractor.
Nonsense (at least everywhere I've ever lived). I'm not a licensed anything, and have pulled several permits for work I've done myself. My wife and I are currently building our own log home, and I pulled all the permits for that. We subbed the HVAC but have done the electric, plumbing, and most everything else ourselves.

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Just use caution, as I believe a homeowner can do a fair amount of projects on their own residence, but the rules tend to a change a bit when you start working on someone else's property. Just something to keep in mind.
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Do I need to be a licensed electrician to put in a light fixture in one of my friends home? They live in Saint Paul Minnesota.
This part is a touch and go on this one to replace it only genrally it don't need permit but to add new one where it did not then yes you will need permit however in Twin city the codes will varies depending on which quadant area you are in so best thing is check with your local inspector office for latest info.

Just keep in your mind the rental units { house or apartment } will useally required a electrician to deal with it { after talk to landlord first due there are a bit of rules to cover on this matter}

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Nonsense (at least everywhere I've ever lived). I'm not a licensed anything, and have pulled several permits for work I've done myself. My wife and I are currently building our own log home, and I pulled all the permits for that. We subbed the HVAC but have done the electric, plumbing, and most everything else ourselves.

In the context he was using YOU MUST be a licensed electrician.

Homeowners DO NOT need a license to pull a permit.

I have got around this on doing a service upgrade by "helping" the homeowner perform the service change......

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