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#83311 - 01/25/03 03:44 AM NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings, 2002 Edition

Document Scope:

Applies to accessible electrical equipment and those portions of the electrical system of existing one- and two-family residential dwellings that are accessible during an inspection without removing any part of the building structure or finish.

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#83312 - 01/25/03 05:17 AM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
Gwz Offline
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I have not followed the NFPA 73 since the 1993 TCR.

The NFPA 73 proposals started on page 598 of the 1993 NFPA TCR.

There is 29 various NFPA documents in this TCR.

NPFA 70 is not one of those 29 NFPA documents.

Joe, Do you have any idea how many States has adopted the NFPA 73 ?

I have heard very little of NFPA 73 since 1993.

Glenn

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#83313 - 01/25/03 12:31 PM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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I am not aware of the states who have adopted this code. Maybe NFPA can help. It's really a very basic set of simple rules.

Joe

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#83314 - 01/26/03 06:23 AM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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Joe,

I have some questions on this. First, I must admit that I am not familiar with the document, but I infer from the post it involves inspection of existing occupancies.

How often will existing occupancies be inspected?
Who will pay for these inspections?
Where will we find the numbers of qualified inspectors needed?
Who will pay for mandated repairs if the owner cannot?
What would be the AHJ's course of action in cases of non-compliance, willfull or otherwise?
What standards or other NFPA documents, such as the NEC, would apply?
Has this been adopted anywhere by an AHJ and then thrown out on constitutional grounds?

Len

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#83315 - 01/26/03 06:25 AM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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In my state where the emphasis is on affordable housing, the answer will be 0.

oh, it may be adopted, but adoption and implimentation are totally different avenues right?

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#83316 - 01/26/03 02:06 PM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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This code includes most of the same information already found in the NEC and is very basic. I would suggest reading this code first before jumping to conclusions with concerns about who goes where. The end result is to be sure that electrical safety is considered.

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#83317 - 01/26/03 03:45 PM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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Am I to understand that adoption of such a document will give some government agency the right to come into my home at will and enforce this?

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#83318 - 01/26/03 06:17 PM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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Joe,

Isn't this code used for existing commercial buildings? Isn't it for dwellings that has 3 or more? This kind of a code wouldn't be for a single/duplex type of a house would it? Maybe under the fire provention, but not on a normal yearly inspection. right?

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#83319 - 01/26/03 06:19 PM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
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I type too fast and don't look at my words. I meant to say, FIRE PREVENTION, in my last post.

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#83320 - 01/26/03 07:01 PM Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings
ga.sparky56 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/02
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if this means you want to send a bumblecrat to my home every year to inspect for electrical vbiolations,then I feel it's wrong and intrusive!


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