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#61086 - 01/16/06 06:35 PM Why Failed Final Inspection  
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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 06:53 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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Hmmm. I'll guess first.

My guess is that the wrong circuit breakers were installed.


#61088 - 01/16/06 06:55 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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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).]


#61089 - 01/16/06 07:39 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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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 .


#61090 - 01/16/06 07:53 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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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.


#61091 - 01/16/06 10:51 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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+1 with Tom.

Call the building department & speak with the inspector.

Dave


#61092 - 01/17/06 05:05 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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Probably because its not an arc fault breaker and/or not the correct breaker.


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#61093 - 01/17/06 06:29 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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Maybe smokes not on a dedicated circuit?


#61094 - 01/17/06 07:20 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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Everything's fine now,It was because there weren't Arc-Fault breakers.


#61095 - 01/17/06 08:02 PM Re: Why Failed Final Inspection  
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YA! Ark faults.

Did I win a prize?

Tom



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