Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


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

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-28-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Ontario Inspection finishing basement


I just passed my framing inspection and I'm going to start rough-in work. I'm doing the work myself. I know I'm supposed to bring my new cable into the panel but not connect the hots. Do I install the breakers suring rough-in? When can I connect the hots and start using the new outlets?

Also I plan on moving some of the existing wiring into my new walls but I need to keep using them (dryer and more). Currently they are just stapled into small pieces of wood that is nailed into the foundation wall (see attached). When can I do this with the least amount of downtime and still be good for my rough-in inspection and final inspection.
Attached Thumbnails
Ontario Inspection finishing basement-picture-041.jpg  
dave1699 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 11:48 AM   #2
Member
 
joed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 7,207
Default

Ontario Inspection finishing basement


You should be OK temporarily connecting it as long as you don't cover the cables.
joed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Default

Ontario Inspection finishing basement


Quote:
Originally Posted by dave1699 View Post
I just passed my framing inspection and I'm going to start rough-in work. I'm doing the work myself. I know I'm supposed to bring my new cable into the panel but not connect the hots. Do I install the breakers suring rough-in? When can I connect the hots and start using the new outlets?

Also I plan on moving some of the existing wiring into my new walls but I need to keep using them (dryer and more). Currently they are just stapled into small pieces of wood that is nailed into the foundation wall (see attached). When can I do this with the least amount of downtime and still be good for my rough-in inspection and final inspection.
This isn't what you are asking, but I don't see framing for an access hole, to the sewer clean-out!

Unless rules have changed since I retired from the electrical trade 15 years ago, you are free to make any changes that you please, when you please, once a permit has been taken to do electrical work.
Often we would take out a permit to add a couple of recepts. then proceed to make other revisions.
When, the job was complete, the inspector was given a list of the additions. These would be added to the permit and the extras were billed for!
Rules may have changed since my time, and a call to the OES office will clarify this!
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 05:40 AM   #4
elect, contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: niagara ontario
Posts: 44
Default

Ontario Inspection finishing basement


I would conect up(make live) as little as possible, as first the inspector during the rough in inspection will want to see that you have properly made the apropriate conections in the boxes excluding devices, like ground, nuetrals in switch boxes etc.
secondly if you install devices before drywall you will have to remove them before putting drywall up as the ears at top and bottom of devices are to sit flat on drywall surface so the device is flush and true on the wall for the cover plates to mount properly,
3rd making wires live during construction is an invitation for an accident, operation of a drywall router to cut out around boxes sometimes a wire inside the box can accidently get nicked giving the installer a good shock, or any nimber of things can happen.
4th your devices will get messed up with drywall mud, paint or even dammaged during the rest of the construction proccess.

If you need a couple plugs to run stuff while your working mount a couple temperary boxes by the panel with plugs and remove them once the job is done.

Last edited by ACB Electric; 11-29-2008 at 05:43 AM.
ACB Electric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Default

Ontario Inspection finishing basement


Thanks for your replies.
dave1699 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Finishing basement, had a few questions about ductwork... Wyjeep Plumbing 12 04-27-2010 09:27 PM
finishing a basement jimmyfloyd Building & Construction 2 10-21-2008 12:30 PM
Basement finishing smallcrpt Remodeling 18 11-12-2007 05:27 AM
How to 'start' finishing the basement... mcvane Building & Construction 18 06-04-2007 08:28 AM
Basement Finishing... Elect Rough-in Qs javadoc Electrical 1 02-23-2006 04:40 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.