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Old 10-16-2016, 09:02 PM   #1
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Expanding existing circuits & keeping power for inspection


I am roughing in a basement that already has some existing lights and receptacles. I plan to add to and alter what exists, in addition to running some new circuits. This includes, in a few spots turning an existing single gang into a double or triple gang setup.

It's my understanding that I should not have any lights or receptacles connected when I am inspected, meaning I would need to lose power to my existing circuits.

Do I really need to un-power all of my existing circuits and get inspected in the dark? For the existing circuits, can I make my upgrades to larger boxes and power them up before the inspection or is that a big red flag?
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: Expanding existing circuits & keeping power for inspection


Make all the upgrades and extensions.

But leave it disconnected at the tie in junction.
Have the inspection, then do the final tie in, and be done with wiring, then close it up with drywall.



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