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Old 08-12-2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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Im wiring an addition.

how high off the floor does the wire have to be.

Is that defined by the code. right now my plan is to put the Recps at 12" (everywhere) In the sitting room I want to run the wires 6" below the recep, so they can keep a straight run under a long row of windows;
all other rooms at 20".

Is that okay?

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No code requirment on how high or low to run the wire.

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Great thanks!!

side note, I pulled my permit.
Was suprised at the expense of it, last place I lived I paid $25.00 (about 7 years ago) I paid $120.00 this time.
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$120 isn't to bad for an entire addition. The City definately isn't making money on that. Consider that it probably costs them well over $40/hour for the city to employ the inspector (wages, benefits, WC insurance, health care, pension, etc). Your addition will certainly require at least a few inspections (footing, foundation, ground rough plumbing, slabs, framing, insulation, electric, plumbing, HVAC, final). That is at least a few hours' work between the site inspections and staff time managing the files. Then there's the City vehicle and truck expenses.

At $120 for your permit, the taxpayers are definately defraying much of the cost of doing your inspections. Many cities are increasing permit fees to put more of the burden on the permit holder and not the taxpayer, and some are not. Trust me, your inspector isn't getting rich off of you...I can assure you of that.
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Oh No.

I payed $315.00 for the building permit.

The $120.00 is only for the rough and finish electrical. (2 inspections, $50.00 a pop if they have to come back on anything)
I still have to pull plumbing and Mechanical.

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