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Using wiring before inspection #11517 07/15/02 08:41 AM
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lbartel Offline OP
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I'm building my own detached garage and am very nearly dried in (felt is on the roof, shingles coming soon). How do inspectors feel about me wiring in and using circuits prior to the rough-in inspection? Sure, it would be easy enough to unhook outlets just prior to the inspection, but should I bother? I am not a certified electrician, nor am I working under one. I am very confident that I can put in safe wiring, even if it may miss a few fine points in the code.

- les

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Re: Using wiring before inspection #11518 07/15/02 09:12 AM
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Sounds to me like you are going to use the permenant wiring as temporary wiring while you are working on the rest of your garage. I've done it on commercial jobs many times. Heck....I've "temporaried in" a panel before by "back feeding" a breaker with an extension cord. I wouldn't suggest doing it unless you know what you are doing, but I wouldn't have a problem with what you are suggesting above. The only problem is...I'm not an inspector.

All present, and accounted for, standing by for inspection, Sir,
Doc


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Re: Using wiring before inspection #11519 07/16/02 10:07 AM
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there is no real problem using a small part of the wiring to finish the garage, the only problem it must be ground fault protected.

Re: Using wiring before inspection #11520 07/16/02 03:07 PM
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blackhat makes a good point. Temp power needs to be GFI protected.

That blackhat doesn't mean you're a bad guy does it? Or is there a new law man in town?

10 paces and draw,
Doc


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Altura Cogen
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Re: Using wiring before inspection #11521 07/16/02 06:15 PM
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golf junkie Offline
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Garage outlets will have to be GFI anyways so it is no more work for temp. power.

GJ

Re: Using wiring before inspection #11522 07/17/02 10:45 PM
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Amen to that junkie. By the way, if you go for a few days without playing golf, do you start shaking, and foaming at the mouth.

Trying to write a prescription,
Doc


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