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Old 04-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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I had a standby generator installed a month ago. They told me an inspector would get in touch with me. Yesterday I asked themabout it. They said the guy was probably backlogged and it might be a while.

Is this the way it is done? Seems to me that an electrical inspection ought to be done immediately; not one of these days.

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In my area I call them, then they come out the next day????

Might want to call the inspector's office and ask for your inspection.

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They told me an inspector would get in touch with me. Yesterday I asked them about it. They said the guy was probably backlogged and it might be a while.
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would be the licensed electrical contractor that pulled the permit to do the work.
I believe a homeowner can also pull the permit and do the work, I have replaced my own meter box and service panel as a homeowner.

But a permit is pulled, the work is completed, a inspection is called in. When work is passed a final payment is passed to the electrician for completed job.

I have never heard of a inspector waiting over a month. I or someone has to be onsite to allow the inspector access to the home to do his inspection .... you need some kind of time frame for the inspection so someone can be there .... something smells fishy here to me.
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This question is similar to the questions we get about "is this a reasonable price". Each municipality is different.

In WI only Master Electricians with the insurance of a licensed contractor can pull a permit. Only representatives of that company can call in for an inspection. Inspections are scheduled and usually completed within a couple days. It rarely goes over a week, unless the (only) inspector is on vacation.

As for payment, it states in our contracts that payment is due upon completion of the work, NOT when the job is inspected and passed.
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I had a standby generator installed a month ago. They told me an inspector would get in touch with me. Yesterday I asked themabout it. They said the guy was probably backlogged and it might be a while.

Is this the way it is done? Seems to me that an electrical inspection ought to be done immediately; not one of these days.
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Ontario County NY, "they" are the company that installed it.
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You have the right to know what day the inspector will show up but not usually whether it is AM or PM
Look at it from the practical aspect Do you plan to stay home till he or she decides to show up?
One more thing remember the importance to have a generator lock out on your breaker panel for the generator to prevent dangerous back feeding when power outage is restored
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Never have problems around here because we use 3 rd party inspectors.
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You have the right to know what day the inspector will show up but not usually whether it is AM or PM
Look at it from the practical aspect Do you plan to stay home till he or she decides to show up?
One more thing remember the importance to have a generator lock out on your breaker panel for the generator to prevent dangerous back feeding when power outage is restored
Not necessarily. Depends on local and/or state regs. Here in the great police state of New Jersey I have 24 hrs from the time you request an inspection to schedule it, then three days to complete. I do not have to give dates or times.
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Ontario County NY, "they" are the company that installed it.
Have you paid them in full already? Normally, a job wouldn't be considered complete (and paid in full) until it passes final inspection.

My locality has an online system for checking inspection status - all you need is the permit number.
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Have you paid them in full already? Normally, a job wouldn't be considered complete (and paid in full) until it passes final inspection.

My locality has an online system for checking inspection status - all you need is the permit number.
That is something else that varies greatly between locations. If you agree to a job that doesnt have that stipulation then no such requirement would exist. Don't assume anything

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