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Old 04-06-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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has anyone ran into an electrical inspector who will not inspect a new electrical service on new residential construction prior to having felt paper on roof and windows installed

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I believe most places require the framing to be complete before the rough electrical inspection will take place. The framing inspection includes the house being under roof and all doors and windows in place, i.e. a weathertight structure.

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i know code calls for weather tight before running wires through walls. for years we have installed new service and panel with one gfi outlet and cover with plastic to temperarly protect from weather to get power on site and shut off generators. now we have a new inspector that wont allow this and it sure does slow everything down
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Maybe if you ask really nicely... I was always glad when we had electric at a house when we drywalled. Firing up a generator at six in the morning didn't go over too well with the neighbors.

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This is the same guy with the hot tub huh?
Someone is trying to make a name for himself as the new sheriff in town.

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has anyone ran into an electrical inspector who will not inspect a new electrical service on new residential construction prior to having felt paper on roof and windows installed


No... what would that have to do with an electrical service?

I did get crap once for not having a GFI installed at a service, I gave it hell but my boss bowed down to the guy... whatever...
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i am in cadillac michigan.
as soon as there was a spot for meter and service we always had our electrican put in service. no exteior walls or roof we would cover in plastic for two weeks while we built. new inspector says no ( code readys device must be protected from weather , it doesnt say how)
and yes some is making a name for themselves.
our new inspector is electrical and building and oh boy is he fun to deal with
expectialy since im not one to roll over.

thanks for your tohoughts

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