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Old 08-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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I'm. Wanting to have my ditch depth and conduit inspected going from my existing sub to a new one out back in my shop, what all needs to be done other than all the conduit ran and glued up (empty).? Or is that it?
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You may want to consult your AHJ as to what they will allow.

Around here, we just do the whole thing and leave both ends open.
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I'm. Wanting to have my ditch depth and conduit inspected going from my existing sub to a new one out back in my shop, what all needs to be done other than all the conduit ran and glued up (empty).? Or is that it?
For an open trench inspection I need to see the conduit in the ground. Don't care if the conductors are installed or not.
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For an open trench inspection I need to see the conduit in the ground. Don't care if the conductors are installed or not.
One of my Inspector in France got smart and he do take veido of the whole conduit before it buried and he do allow it in few case but there are couple special step it have to be done in veido inspection.

But genrally they ( Inspectors ) will check the depth and type of conduit and size of conduit. unless you got direct burial SWA cable then will check the depth and proper bonding on SWA cable.

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Thanks! Called him to come check it out. If it passes what are the steps for running the wire? I would pull it through obviously then would I hook it up and turn all the sub panels off for inspection and install all my outlets and lights?
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Thanks! Called him to come check it out. If it passes what are the steps for running the wire? I would pull it through obviously then would I hook it up and turn all the sub panels off for inspection and install all my outlets and lights?
It varies from job to job if it is a small job, I'll call for the open trench and final at the same time. Since you are doing the work, install all the conductors and terminate. Then schedule a rough inspection. You could also ask your inspector what he needs to see.

Marc, I know it is common practice to video or take pictures, or provide site posts. I have accepted this practice from contractors on occasion, but only from contractors I have worked with for a period of time. I think our other professionals will understand the relationship we have established over time. My advice is that inspections are visual and not all inspectors will accept this practice. Inspectors need to seethe back fill and the depth for the entire trench. We also at need to see the burial warning tape. Ask the inspector what he needs to see.

Now if a vibratory plow is used then no inspection is needed
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So would the final inspection include my feeder wire install and all the outlets installed and everything inside the new building? Also on the rough he said I missed two grounds in boxes but said continue project so would only need the final now or will he need to recheck for those grounds first? Sorry I know I should call him but he is only there for 1 hr and its hard to get him. He has passed the trench inspection also. Thanks for the help so far guys!
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Everything should have power hooked up and hot right? Should I keep the doors off of the panels so he can see or is that too dangerous?
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Everything should have power hooked up and hot right? Should I keep the doors off of the panels so he can see or is that too dangerous?
Finish the job and call for a final. If he wants covers off he will ask. Just make sure all the walls and ceiling have been roughed inspected.
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