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Old 01-21-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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When having an electrical inspection do you need to have all receptacles, switches,fixtures installed and working or is it OK to simply have the wire run from box to box as necessary.

Also when installing boxes in exterior walls you usually have to first put in a plastic boot or vapour boot. Is it ok to use the blue plastic boxes that are air tight without the plastic vapour boot?

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Where are you located ?

Where is the wiring - kitchen, garage, basement ?
Rough Inspection here outlets are not installed
They go in after insulation inspection & then sheetrock goes up

I've never installed a vapour boot



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First you run your wires and connect the grounds together. This is called "rough" wiring. The inspector comes out to inspect this first.

Then you install the outlets, switches, fixtures, and cover plates and turn on power. This is called "finish". The inspector comes out a second time for this inspection.
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See- -depends on location and local codes. Here it's a "rough-in" inspection then a "final" inspection, pretty much as Billy_Bob described. David
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Thaks for the replies. Can I do my drywall after the rough inspection?
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PS I am in Ontario Canada
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Drywall goes up after rough inspection.
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PS I am in Ontario Canada
Ask your local electrical inspection department to be sure...
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I like to have a preinspection/discussion with the building inspectors when starting a project to have definitive answers to these types of questions. Then with each inspection I discuss next steps, next inspection needs, etc. Gets them involved, makes sure you are doing what they are looking for, etc. - makes it easier on everyone involved, IMHO.
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Thanks all for all your help. I really appreciate it.
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Drywall goes up after rough inspection.
Depending if you have had any other necessary inspections you made need.

Such as framing , insulation>
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