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#23425 - 03/17/03 10:18 PM First final inspection.  
master66  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 257
Masontown, PA, USA
I am going to be doing my first final inspection on a new single family dwelling in a few days and was wondering if anyone on here uses any type of check list when performing inspections.

If so, what kind and where could I get one?

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#23426 - 03/18/03 07:11 AM Re: First final inspection.  
gramps  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 112
my first final was sort of "anti-climactic". only took about 5 minutes.
after getting "gigged" for a couple of items, on my "rough-in", when i got ready for the final, i was stressed out beyond belief. i called to make the appointment with the inspector, and waited all day for him to show up.. all the while, double-checking, triple checking, etc., while driving my crew nuts. the inspector showed up about 3:30 p.m., looked at my drawings, walked around a bit, asked me a couple of questions about my grounding system, signed off, and left....about 5 to 10 minutes at the most. as he was driving away, i thought, "is that it? thats all there is?" lol.. i only wish that some of my others had gone so quickly and smoothly... [Linked Image]

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#23427 - 03/18/03 07:50 AM Re: First final inspection.  
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
(I'm not an electrician.)

Take a look here:

#23428 - 03/18/03 07:08 PM Re: First final inspection.  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,853
Brick, NJ USA
With my AHJ hat "on":
Basically, this is a resi final:
Switches/lights all work, all fixtures installed.
Receptacles are all "hot"; polarity & grounding are OK
All plates are on; no gaps etc.
Mechanical equip wired correctly
Correct fuses/cb's for HVAC units
Required GFI, etc in unfinished basement area
Panel marked correctly
Ck serviceif not done on other inspection
Ck smoke/co2 detectors.
Ck exterior lighting and GFI's.
(All GFI devices are tested)

That should be it.

A "good rapore" with your AHJ's should be established, if you can.

PS: How was the "rough"??
Good Luck!


#23429 - 03/18/03 07:37 PM Re: First final inspection.  
master66  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 257
Masontown, PA, USA

Thanks for the link. That will work well as a memory jogger.

I probably should clarify something. I AM an inspector getting ready to do my first final inspection.

#23430 - 03/18/03 08:54 PM Re: First final inspection.  
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ

As John said, when I do my final res. inspection, I check about80-90% of the receptacles in the house to make sure of proper polarity. You look for either a light or switched on recp. in all rooms. I check ALL GFCI's, Not every light has to be there. ( i.e. sconce lights or fancy chandilers on back order.) as long as there is a temp. light. Check for HVAC in attic (with lights and recpt.) Check the service for proper markings, HVAC outside for correct OC protection. As for a good reference guide check out Joe Tedesco's "BASIC CHECK LIST FOR BUILDING ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS." It is a very good book. I was also making out a list of the top ten violations for roughs and finals.

#23431 - 03/18/03 09:24 PM Re: First final inspection.  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,853
Brick, NJ USA
A new AHJ, I apologize....
I thought you went out on your own, and had your first "final".
I have an NFPA "Inspection List" (checklist) at the AHJ office. I'll get a source and post it Thurs/Fri if ya want.
Good Luck


#23432 - 03/21/03 09:55 PM Re: First final inspection.  
CRW  Offline
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 159
Bethlehem, PA USA
Hotline--you require CO2 detectors? My whole house is full of CO2! What should I do?

#23433 - 03/21/03 10:57 PM Re: First final inspection.  
sparky66wv  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
The CO2 detectors are to prevent global warming.

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(My deepest apologies, John, I think I have called them CO2 detectors myself!!!)

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#23434 - 03/21/03 11:29 PM Re: First final inspection.  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,853
Brick, NJ USA
My apology: Carbon Monoxide Detectors, not CARBON DIOXIDE. Guess that's why I'm not a senior chemest in some lab, white coat & all that.

PS: It's nice to know that someone reads the posts.


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