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#29181 - 09/09/03 05:54 PM How's that again?
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
I just heard this today.

It is OK for a homeowner to wire a hot tub with no inspection. However if a contractor wires the tub it must be inspected.

I guess theres logic somewhere in this.

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#29182 - 09/09/03 06:12 PM Re: How's that again?
Ron Offline

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 577
Loc: White Plains, NY
That is not the case in my jurisdiction.

#29183 - 09/09/03 06:58 PM Re: How's that again?
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
[Attempted] suicide vs. [attempted] murder?

#29184 - 09/09/03 07:00 PM Re: How's that again?
Sandro Offline

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 449
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Hrm.. If I take my car in for a brake service, by law, a *licensed* mechanic is required to do the work. However, any joe blow can do brake work at home.

Whats wrong with this picture?

#29185 - 09/09/03 07:04 PM Re: How's that again?
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6833
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Within the State of NJ, all electrical work excluding minor repairs is required to have a permit and be inspected.

Homeowners (single family, owner occupied) are allowed to do their own work, WITH A PERMIT, if "qualified". ("Quaification is determined by the AHJ doing the permit/plan review and approval.)


#29186 - 09/09/03 08:36 PM Re: How's that again?
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
In our area even if the home owner wires it, it should be inspected. That said, it is extremely rare for a permit to be pulled for a hot tub only. We are suposed to pull a permit to do anything, even change a simple luminaire. If we did that the cost would skyrocket and the inspectors couldn't inspect everything.

#29187 - 09/09/03 09:56 PM Re: How's that again?
straightedge Offline

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 86
Loc: Mesa, AZ
Exactly Electric Eagle,

Finally, after reading so many posts about getting permits, does someone hit the nail on the head.

I never pull a permit for all of the residential service work I do. I don't believe anyone in Arizona does.

How rediculous would that be. Sorry customer, I can't energize your new motion sensor light. It will be another week untill the city inspector can make it out and approve it. Can I please get paid though.


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