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#11517 - 07/15/02 08:41 AM Using wiring before inspection  
lbartel  Offline
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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.

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#11518 - 07/15/02 09:12 AM Re: Using wiring before inspection  
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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,
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#11519 - 07/16/02 10:07 AM Re: Using wiring before inspection  
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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.


#11520 - 07/16/02 03:07 PM Re: Using wiring before inspection  
The Watt Doctor  Offline
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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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#11521 - 07/16/02 06:15 PM Re: Using wiring before inspection  
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


#11522 - 07/17/02 10:45 PM Re: Using wiring before inspection  
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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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