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#61086 - 01/16/06 02:35 PM Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 4
Loc: massachusetts
What can be the reason for final inspection to fail? I wasn't there, but inspector called the homeowner and said something about Circuit-Breakers and hung up. the job was 2 bedrooms and the stairs.
both bedrooms' receptacles on same circuit: 20 AMPS, 12 AWG, 10 duplexes, also from this circuit is a light for outside.
Second circuit: 15 amps, 3 closet lights, 3 (50 W bulbs) recessed lights on stairs + 1 lamp, 1 light in bedroom, and in another bedroom chandelier with 5 bulbs, and 1 more light on the wall near the stairs(together 11 standard bulbs, and 3 recessed)
smokes (4) are from bedroom circuit.
3 phones.
This was kinda remodeling job, because when the guys was rebuilding upstairs he threw out old wiring, just left 2 cables that came from the panel.

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#61087 - 01/16/06 02:53 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
Hmmm. I'll guess first.

My guess is that the wrong circuit breakers were installed.

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#61088 - 01/16/06 02:55 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
The first person to ask is the inspector.

Just a shot in the dark but did you use ark fault breakers? Or did you use mini breakers that are not permited in your area?

Tom

[This message has been edited by Active 1 (edited 01-16-2006).]

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#61089 - 01/16/06 03:39 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 01/04/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Maryland USA
Judging by what you posted my guess would be wrong breakers, either wrong type,size,or lack of arc fault. Ask the inspector and post it .

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#61090 - 01/16/06 03:53 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 4
Loc: massachusetts
the breakers were already there, i didn't install them, i beilieve they are Squere D and a Squere D panel, the panel and the breakers were the only new things in that house when i first came.

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#61091 - 01/16/06 06:51 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
Tiger Offline
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Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
+1 with Tom.

Call the building department & speak with the inspector.

Dave

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#61092 - 01/17/06 01:05 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 08/15/05
Posts: 248
Loc: Waterford, MI, USA
Probably because its not an arc fault breaker and/or not the correct breaker.
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#61093 - 01/17/06 02:29 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
NJ Wireman Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 179
Loc: New Jersey (South Jersey)
Maybe smokes not on a dedicated circuit?

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#61094 - 01/17/06 03:20 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
Helicon Offline
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Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 4
Loc: massachusetts
Everything's fine now,It was because there weren't Arc-Fault breakers.

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#61095 - 01/17/06 04:02 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
YA! Ark faults.

Did I win a prize?

Tom

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