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#23425 - 03/17/03 06:18 PM First final inspection.
master66 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 260
Loc: Masontown, PA, USA
I am going to be doing my first final inspection on a new single family dwelling in a few days and was wondering if anyone on here uses any type of check list when performing inspections.

If so, what kind and where could I get one?

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#23426 - 03/18/03 03:11 AM Re: First final inspection.
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Registered: 08/25/02
Posts: 120
Loc: ohio
my first final was sort of "anti-climactic". only took about 5 minutes.
after getting "gigged" for a couple of items, on my "rough-in", when i got ready for the final, i was stressed out beyond belief. i called to make the appointment with the inspector, and waited all day for him to show up.. all the while, double-checking, triple checking, etc., while driving my crew nuts. the inspector showed up about 3:30 p.m., looked at my drawings, walked around a bit, asked me a couple of questions about my grounding system, signed off, and left....about 5 to 10 minutes at the most. as he was driving away, i thought, "is that it? thats all there is?" lol.. i only wish that some of my others had gone so quickly and smoothly...



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#23427 - 03/18/03 03:50 AM Re: First final inspection.
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
(I'm not an electrician.)

Take a look here: http://www.codecheck.com/

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#23428 - 03/18/03 03:08 PM Re: First final inspection.
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6805
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Master66:
With my AHJ hat "on":
Basically, this is a resi final:
Switches/lights all work, all fixtures installed.
Receptacles are all "hot"; polarity & grounding are OK
All plates are on; no gaps etc.
Mechanical equip wired correctly
Correct fuses/cb's for HVAC units
Required GFI, etc in unfinished basement area
Panel marked correctly
Ck serviceif not done on other inspection
Ck smoke/co2 detectors.
Ck exterior lighting and GFI's.
(All GFI devices are tested)

That should be it.

A "good rapore" with your AHJ's should be established, if you can.

PS: How was the "rough"??
Good Luck!
John
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#23429 - 03/18/03 03:37 PM Re: First final inspection.
master66 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 260
Loc: Masontown, PA, USA
Thinkgood,

Thanks for the link. That will work well as a memory jogger.

I probably should clarify something. I AM an inspector getting ready to do my first final inspection.

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#23430 - 03/18/03 04:54 PM Re: First final inspection.
harold endean Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Master66,

As John said, when I do my final res. inspection, I check about80-90% of the receptacles in the house to make sure of proper polarity. You look for either a light or switched on recp. in all rooms. I check ALL GFCI's, Not every light has to be there. ( i.e. sconce lights or fancy chandilers on back order.) as long as there is a temp. light. Check for HVAC in attic (with lights and recpt.) Check the service for proper markings, HVAC outside for correct OC protection. As for a good reference guide check out Joe Tedesco's "BASIC CHECK LIST FOR BUILDING ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS." It is a very good book. I was also making out a list of the top ten violations for roughs and finals.

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#23431 - 03/18/03 05:24 PM Re: First final inspection.
HotLine1 Offline

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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6805
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Master66:
A new AHJ, I apologize....
I thought you went out on your own, and had your first "final".
Sorry......
I have an NFPA "Inspection List" (checklist) at the AHJ office. I'll get a source and post it Thurs/Fri if ya want.
Good Luck
John
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#23432 - 03/21/03 05:55 PM Re: First final inspection.
CRW Offline
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Registered: 02/11/01
Posts: 160
Loc: Bethlehem, PA USA
Hotline--you require CO2 detectors? My whole house is full of CO2! What should I do?

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#23433 - 03/21/03 06:57 PM Re: First final inspection.
sparky66wv Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2339
Loc: West Virginia
The CO2 detectors are to prevent global warming.



(My deepest apologies, John, I think I have called them CO2 detectors myself!!!)
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#23434 - 03/21/03 07:29 PM Re: First final inspection.
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6805
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Gentlemen:
My apology: Carbon Monoxide Detectors, not CARBON DIOXIDE. Guess that's why I'm not a senior chemest in some lab, white coat & all that.

John
PS: It's nice to know that someone reads the posts.
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