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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I purchased a home where the previous homeowners finsihed about 90% of a bedroom without getting it permitted. Now I need to get it inspected when I finsih my other work, I know I have to remove enough of the drywall for the inspector to check out the electrical work. Any experience with this...
  2. Electrical
    I have a Shed in North Carolina that failed electrical rough-in inspection. I have a Goal Zero 1500x (1516Wh) portable lithium-ion battery generator with multiple Goal Zero Boulder 200 (200 Watts) Solar Panels. The shed is off the grid and is only getting power from the Goal Zero battery and...
  3. Electrical
    I'm remodeling a kitchen and I would like to know if I need to Put an outlet in a 8 feet peninsula based on code in East Orange NJ, if yes can it be in the end or back of the cabinet?or which kind can I use install in the cabinet or granite? Thanks for your help need to pass inspection! :smile:
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm from California and move to our new home in Spokane. It is old house and need more inspection and repair. I am aware of radon gas and I would like to know how to test it but through DIY. Anyone can help me. Thanks
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi, Can wiring, ducting or piping be done after framing inspection? or before? Thanks!
  6. HVAC
    Hi everyone. I have a strange question that I was hoping for some opinions on. Three days ago, I had someone out to do a 30-point inspection on my furnace which was functioning properly. I was expecting a sales pitch and I have some experience with HVAC and a lot of experience with...
  7. Electrical
    I had an inspector tell me that some exposed romex cables in my home need to be covered in order to pass inspection. Attached to this post are images that show a few situations where the romex cables are exposed. In particular going into a garbage disposal, my dishwasher, and a cabinet above...
  8. Remodeling
    We replaced our old basement stairs and hired a contractor on Thumbtack (unfortunately). The stairs seem fine and safe, but I'm finishing up the basement and wondering if an inspection is required for Pittsburgh. I also didn't get a permit, because the structure already existed - so it wasn't a...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I have a 70 yr old rancher in southern British Columbia. I'd like to put an addition on it but I'm not sure about the existing foundation. The 2x8 floor joists sit on 6x6 beams, which rest on 6x6 blocks on the flat (either one or two high), which are atop of 16x16" concrete pads. The...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone, After months and months of long hours and working after work we finally completed our deck. When the building inspector came for the inspection she looked at the Guard rails and failed the deck. She said that the 4x4 posts for the guard rails are required to be...
  11. Plumbing
    Hi everyone, first time posting here on the DIY forums. I've run into a frustrating situation at my place, I'm in Austin, TX (Travis County) and the home is only 2 years old. It's a low-pressure dose mound system Last week I went outside to find a puddle and septic smells. I open the pump...
  12. Electrical
    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...
  13. Electrical
    Hello, I am hoping to get some advice on the electrical in a house I just inherited. It was built in 1900 and is located in Pennsylvania. It is a row home with 100amp service and no knob and tube wiring to be found. The problems I see are that the main panel is using a few tandem breakers and...
  14. Electrical
    I'm writing up a complaint to the electric company that recently worked on upgrading and rewiring my home (and therefore should have changed the gauge running to the 100 amp panel in my separate studio, so I am told by someone else). Let's just say I have absolutely NO electrical experience...
  15. Safety
    Hi all, I live in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In the next year I will most likely be inheriting a house (the house I grew up in) and do plan to move back into shortly thereafter. Does the property need to be inspected when the title is transferred or is this only mandatory if the...
  16. Plumbing
    We are completing construction work to finish out the second floor of our garage, which was built in 2008. Right after it was built, we had the second floor totally "plumbed out", including tapping into the sewer line (middle of back yard), and completing all plumbing sewer and supply *lines*...
  17. Electrical
    I am looking for a BC certified electrical contractor or inspector, electrician or person(s) who has gone through this process to answer a few questions. I know with enough research I could probably find the info but it would be good to hear from real people. Summary: 1973 house containing...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hello all. I have a question about a project I am planning to convert a non-residential building into a residential. This is out in the mountains of North Carolina where people's adherence to permitting and inspection regulations are shaky at best. Basically the locals don't usually get...
  19. Insulation
    I am going to insulate and encapsulate my crawl space and have been searching online without luck if the building code in El Paso County, Colorado requires a 3 inch termite inspection gap at the top of the wall just below the floor joists? Is this needed?
  20. Electrical
    I live in Ontario, and have just completed the wiring for my basement renovation, which includes a suspended ceiling. I have incorporated 2x4 lay-in troffer fluorescent lights into the gridwork. The manufacturer's instructions for the installation are to lay them into the grid, and bend the...
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