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#19420 - 12/28/02 06:03 AM no inspection?
Cindy Offline

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 196
Loc: PDX, OR, US
when i read some of the subjects here it looks like house inspections are not required some places, but i can't tell where they are from someitmes. i know in oregon and california they have to do inspections. is there a list somewhere? it would be interesting to see

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#19421 - 12/28/02 09:54 AM Re: no inspection?
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
what would spark interest is mortality & morbidity stat's to follow suit,

and perhaps a trade association with the 'nads to publicly apply them...

#19422 - 12/28/02 05:15 PM Re: no inspection?
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
What type of inspections are we talking here?.
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#19423 - 12/29/02 06:17 AM Re: no inspection?
Cindy Offline

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 196
Loc: PDX, OR, US
i meant to say residential type inspections, 1 or 2 family services, rough-ins, and finals. i guess i assume everyone needs to have mulifamily and commercial and industrial inspections

#19424 - 12/29/02 07:21 AM Re: no inspection?
AMP Offline

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 16
Loc: Columbus,IN
Indiana is pretty tough on inspections.
Contractors: All new residential electrical construction is to have a rough-in and finish inpections.
Remodel inpections: if any structural member or members is exposed, you are required to have an inspection.

As a homeowner: you are allowed to do electrical, plumbing, and general work to the residence, without an inspection, as long as the homeowner is the occupant. It is because of this section of code that many plumbing and electrical contractors are kept busy doing troubleshooting and repair work.
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#19425 - 12/29/02 05:15 PM Re: no inspection?
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6791
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Here in NJ, the State has a Uniform Construction Code; it consists of various building codes that are adopted by the State.
Inspections are as follows:

Resi 1 family that the owner resides in, the owner can perform his own work (all trades, except asbestos and lead paint abatement) and all permits ARE REQUIRED.

Multi family resi, comm & ind electrical & plumbing must be performed by licensed contractors. Owners cannot do any work.

Most localities have a registration or licensing of other types of contractors, to maintain some controls. Architects & engineers are all stste licensed.

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL WORK, EXCLUDING "MINOR REPAIRS". The specific info is printed in the NJ UCC (5:23 et al)

Plans are required for all work (except minor resi 1 family) Class 1 towns require all plans by lic. engineer/architect, signed & sealed; submitted with permit applications for plan review.

Inspections are required....
Rough, Final, Service, Trench, Slab conduit etc.

C/O, TCO, C/A, CCO Etc are also required. We generate a lot of paper..

BTW, the town that I work in as an electrical inspector (Part Time) issued 4100 electrical permits for '02, & that does not include "updates", "Change of contractor" etc.

I think I condensed about 900 pages of UCC regs into the above few paragraphs. Hope this helps you in your quest for info.

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#19426 - 12/29/02 08:05 PM Re: no inspection?
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ

I agreee with John. Here in NJ it is pretty well spelled out for contractors. We have lic. laws for electric. Contractors and Plumbers. These people should know what is expected of them. Plus they should know when inspections are required of them.


#19427 - 12/29/02 10:19 PM Re: no inspection?
nesparky Offline

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
Nebraska like NJ has a good electrical law. But I can go over to Iowa be outside a city limit and no permit,license or any inspection is required. Iowa does not have a state electrical board and it law is very weak.
Different areas have different rules and results. If you chose to travel for work you have to get familiar with the local requirements, if any.


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