Wiring Basement - What Can I Do Before The Electrician? - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-01-2014, 10:28 PM   #16
Licensed Electrician
k_buz's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 4,352
Rewards Points: 2,006

A slight side step I'd like to point out. It also eliminates a homeowner from pulling the permit, then hiring a handyman or brother in law to do the work to save money from hiring a licensed EC. On the face, this sounds alot like someone trying to fix their market, but this is actually a protection for the homeowner. What happens when the work is inspected, but a splice burns up and the home has a fire? Who does the homeowner or the insurance of the homeowner go after? Your brother in law won't have the insurance to cover the damage.

Again, this scenario still occurs on a daily basis, but the protection is in place.


__________________________________________________ ______________
Answers based on the National Electric Code. Always check local amendments.

k_buz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 10:48 PM   #17
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Indiana (USA)
Posts: 1,324
Rewards Points: 512

Originally Posted by k_buz View Post
I'm against it because no one owns a home forever. It will be sold. ... When there is a problem with electrical, people can die.
Not only the people in the home burning who could die, but also the homes next door, not to mention firefighter lives.

However, I am for DIY work IF they pull a permit, and have it inspected. Those who don't pull permits should suffer big fines.

On another note, it seems as if many electrical inspectors (as opposed to HI - they know NOTHING) don't have a firm grasp on the Code, so why shouldn't EC's, and their Masters do inspections instead, having the City sign off on that, perhaps. I trust a Master Electrician a helluva lot more than I do EIs.


Installation is the Reverse of Removal.
sirsparksalot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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
Wiring NM in Conduit for basement walls Ocelaris Electrical 6 03-15-2013 04:44 PM
Basement wiring questions sandiec Electrical 11 01-27-2013 05:46 AM
question about wiring basement with garage panel 1acman Electrical 4 01-19-2011 11:44 AM
Basement wiring diagram for 60A service/ 600sf renoman Electrical 11 12-28-2010 06:43 AM
Basement wiring question kupalino Electrical 8 11-14-2009 09:25 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1