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self-certifying installations #54587
08/02/05 02:27 PM
08/02/05 02:27 PM
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writerguy  Offline OP
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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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Re: self-certifying installations #54588
08/02/05 02:33 PM
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Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen to me.

Dnk.....

Re: self-certifying installations #54589
08/02/05 05:43 PM
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I think New York City tried this & it definitely doesn't work.


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Re: self-certifying installations #54590
08/02/05 06:05 PM
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Thats like having the fox guard the hen house. Not a good idea in my opinion.

Re: self-certifying installations #54591
08/02/05 07:22 PM
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frank  Offline
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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
cheers
http://www.esainspection.net/business/acp-002.php?s=55

Re: self-certifying installations #54592
08/02/05 10:04 PM
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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".


Greg Fretwell

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