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Old 10-16-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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Four years ago I wired my new garage and passed the inspection without any problem, in fact the inspector wrote Nice Work on the sheet. This past winter we built a new house that had two load centers, one is for off peak heat. I even built up a relay box for the heat so I could have zones. I had only one boo boo. The when I wired the furnace, I used a switch receptacle combination so I could plug the condensate pump into the furnace circuit. Perfectly OK except the receptacle had to be GFCI because it is a crawl space. My other circuit in the crawl space was GFCI but I just didn't give it a thought when I picked up the switch. He said to get it changed and then gave me an OK on my wiring.
I see the term Red Tag frequently in this forum. What happens if the inspector Red Tags an installation?

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Old 10-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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What happens if the inspector Red Tags an installation?
Then you correct the mistakes he found.
The ones he didn't find, you're on your own.

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Sometimes they need to re-inspect to ensure the changes are made, other times they leave it up to you on your honor.
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I guess it just sounds worse than it really is. I suppose the extreme for residential would be to restrict any electrical power usage.
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I would think that would only be done for serious safety hazards.
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Recently I had my whole panel replaced to get rid of the old Federal Pacific. The electrical company came out and pulled the meter. They put a lock on it, and wouldn't replace the meter till an inspector signed off on the work. So if the electrician had really botched the work, I'd have no electricity. I doubt that ever happens though.
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Recently I had my whole panel replaced to get rid of the old Federal Pacific. The electrical company came out and pulled the meter. They put a lock on it, and wouldn't replace the meter till an inspector signed off on the work. So if the electrician had really botched the work, I'd have no electricity. I doubt that ever happens though.
I try my best to build the new service and install the new panel Before they pull the meter. In most instances, they just move the meter from one meter can to the other.
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I see the term Red Tag frequently in this forum. What happens if the inspector Red Tags an installation?
Typically it mean it have to correct the code voliations as written however there are few case I get red tags that not related to the electrique parts more like safety issue that will useally take care of it.

However some Inspectors will have to come back and reinspect it and some do leave it to you in honour fashon.

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Well.....my inspector tells me what is wrong and hands me a yellow tag......sometimes....and sometimes he tells me what is wrong and says to fix it and he will see me on the next inspection step. And I know to make sure it's corrected....because he will look at it on his next trip.

I like my inspector....the guy takes the time to explain things. In fact, the whole county office is good....If I have a question...I call....they do their best to answer.

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