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...
Re: First final inspection.#23427 03/18/0306:50 AM03/18/0306:50 AM
Master66: 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! John
Re: First final inspection.#23429 03/18/0306:37 PM03/18/0306:37 PM
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.
Re: First final inspection.#23431 03/18/0308:24 PM03/18/0308:24 PM
Master66: A new AHJ, I apologize.... I thought you went out on your own, and had your first "final". Sorry...... 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 John
Re: First final inspection.#23432 03/21/0308:55 PM03/21/0308:55 PM