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#29181 - 09/09/03 08:54 PM How's that again?  
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
I just heard this today.

It is OK for a homeowner to wire a hot tub with no inspection. However if a contractor wires the tub it must be inspected.

I guess theres logic somewhere in this.

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#29182 - 09/09/03 09:12 PM Re: How's that again?  
Ron  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 582
White Plains, NY
That is not the case in my jurisdiction.


#29183 - 09/09/03 09:58 PM Re: How's that again?  
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
[Attempted] suicide vs. [attempted] murder?

#29184 - 09/09/03 10:00 PM Re: How's that again?  
Sandro  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Hrm.. If I take my car in for a brake service, by law, a *licensed* mechanic is required to do the work. However, any joe blow can do brake work at home.

Whats wrong with this picture?

#29185 - 09/09/03 10:04 PM Re: How's that again?  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,853
Brick, NJ USA
Within the State of NJ, all electrical work excluding minor repairs is required to have a permit and be inspected.

Homeowners (single family, owner occupied) are allowed to do their own work, WITH A PERMIT, if "qualified". ("Quaification is determined by the AHJ doing the permit/plan review and approval.)



#29186 - 09/09/03 11:36 PM Re: How's that again?  
Electric Eagle  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
In our area even if the home owner wires it, it should be inspected. That said, it is extremely rare for a permit to be pulled for a hot tub only. We are suposed to pull a permit to do anything, even change a simple luminaire. If we did that the cost would skyrocket and the inspectors couldn't inspect everything.

#29187 - 09/10/03 12:56 AM Re: How's that again?  
straightedge  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 86
Mesa, AZ
Exactly Electric Eagle,

Finally, after reading so many posts about getting permits, does someone hit the nail on the head.

I never pull a permit for all of the residential service work I do. I don't believe anyone in Arizona does.

How rediculous would that be. Sorry customer, I can't energize your new motion sensor light. It will be another week untill the city inspector can make it out and approve it. Can I please get paid though.

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