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#54587 - 08/02/05 12:27 PM self-certifying installations
writerguy Offline

Registered: 10/07/02
Posts: 10
I read somewhere that the Idaho Electrical Board is considering a program that would allow some electrical contractors to self-certify their installations for electrical code compliance. On the surface, it seemed to me like it might offer a little too much leeway and could potentially be abused. But according to them, it would also free up inspectors to focus on licensing compliance efforts. What's your take on that? Good thing/bad thing?

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#54588 - 08/02/05 12:33 PM Re: self-certifying installations
Dnkldorf Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen to me.


#54589 - 08/02/05 03:43 PM Re: self-certifying installations
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
I think New York City tried this & it definitely doesn't work.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

#54590 - 08/02/05 04:05 PM Re: self-certifying installations
luckyshadow Offline

Registered: 01/04/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Maryland USA
Thats like having the fox guard the hen house. Not a good idea in my opinion.

#54591 - 08/02/05 05:22 PM Re: self-certifying installations
frank Offline

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 361
Loc: windsor ontario canada
This is no help to you but..Heres how we do it in Ontario Canada.See the pdf at the bottom of the page for details if you're curious

#54592 - 08/02/05 08:04 PM Re: self-certifying installations
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Registered: 07/20/04
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Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I just got back from 2 weeks in Idaho and it appears there is no permitting or inspection at all for huge parts of the state.
You see signs when you get to cities that say "building permits required here".
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