OK, here's the situation. Replaced a subpanel at a friends auto shop. Commercial location, 6 seperate shops (only one is his) 6 meter stack with all the main breakers about 50 ft to the front of the building. Each shop has it's own 150amp sub.
Well, my friend had his yearly fire inspection, and the fire inspector told the electrical inspector that the shop had a new panel. Electrical inspector shows up, and wants a permit pulled.
I replaced a 20 space main lug panel with another 20 space main lug panel.
IMO, this falls under repair. According to the Uniform building code repair is defined as replacing a like item with a like item.
Of course i could pull the permits, but after speaking with people during my continued education (uniform building code), i should not have to.
Interesting read, thanks. In 23 years I have never referd to anything except my State codes,I have never been referd to any other codes. Perhaps this is because of stringent State codes. Never even had an inspector refer to any of the standards I read about here, Except The NFPA stuff (thats not amended).
Leland: You are not alone! As I said above many, many NJ EC's are unaware of the UCC regs. There are also amendments to the NEC that are part of 5:23-3.16 (Electrical Sub-Code), one of which has kept the dreaded AFCI's away.
It's not 'interesting reading', as it's Law, written by lawyers, of which we may hold a record!
Hotline, thanks for the links. Pretty much gives me the answers i need. Looks as if it's written in a manner that pretty much suggests you get a permit for damn near everything other than replacing a bad receptacle. Guess that's how they cover their butts.
Reno, if i'm interpreting it correctly (and i may not be), you could replace up to a single pole 20amp breaker. This way the amps is 20 or less and the volts are less than 150.