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#172467 - 12/19/07 11:34 PM Electrical Work In NJ  
Navyguy  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 29
Welland, Ontario, Canada
Hello All

I am interested in getting information on completing electrical work in NJ.

I am a Master Electrician in Ontario Canada, my family lives in NJ and of course I get the call, "when you are down for Xmas, bring presents and your tools".

I have a couple of questions:

1. What are the inspection requirements and process for NJ?

2. Are homeowners allowed to complete electrical work to their own home or does it need to be done by an electrical contractor?

I may have a few additional questions depending on the answers I get.



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#172473 - 12/20/07 12:01 AM Re: Electrical Work In NJ [Re: Navyguy]  
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Never brings your tools on vacation especially to family. smile

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#172656 - 12/23/07 01:55 AM Re: Electrical Work In NJ [Re: sparkyinak]  
Navyguy  Offline
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Welland, Ontario, Canada
That is for sure...but what can you's family. At least I get a meal or two!!!


#172681 - 12/23/07 01:48 PM Re: Electrical Work In NJ [Re: Navyguy]  
macmikeman  Offline
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Honolulu, Hawaii
From what I have gathered here and in other forum posts, in New Jersey I think you need a licence just to call an electrician on the phone.......

#172682 - 12/23/07 02:01 PM Re: Electrical Work In NJ [Re: macmikeman]  
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I can not speak for NJ, typically though there are exemptions in ordinances for property you or immediate family own. Then again there are areas where they mandate an electrician is requried even if it is the house live in. Many local ordinances are located online now and usually have the most current revisions. You can also call their offices.

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#172689 - 12/23/07 03:46 PM Re: Electrical Work In NJ [Re: sparkyinak]  
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
NJ Law, per UCC 5:23.....

NO, you do not need a license to call an electrician by phone!

Single family home; electrical and plumbing work can be done by 'homeowner' as long as he/she resides within the dwelling.

'Family' residing within said dwelling may do work also.

Permit & inspection required except fr repairs; replace existing devices/fixtures, replace recept with GFI, etc.

Last edited by HotLine1; 12/23/07 03:47 PM.


#172800 - 12/27/07 02:17 AM Re: Electrical Work In NJ [Re: HotLine1]  
Navyguy  Offline
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Welland, Ontario, Canada
Thanks for the info. I will be on my way soon, just want it all to be in order when I get there. Since we are going to be doing a repair of the outside receptacles, there should not be any least until I get there and start nosing around.

Cheers & Happy Holidays!!!

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