Applies to accessible electrical equipment and those portions of the electrical system of existing one- and two-family residential dwellings that are accessible during an inspection without removing any part of the building structure or finish.
[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 01-28-2003).]
I have some questions on this. First, I must admit that I am not familiar with the document, but I infer from the post it involves inspection of existing occupancies.
How often will existing occupancies be inspected? Who will pay for these inspections? Where will we find the numbers of qualified inspectors needed? Who will pay for mandated repairs if the owner cannot? What would be the AHJ's course of action in cases of non-compliance, willfull or otherwise? What standards or other NFPA documents, such as the NEC, would apply? Has this been adopted anywhere by an AHJ and then thrown out on constitutional grounds?
Re: NFPA 73 - Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings #83315 01/26/0309:25 AM01/26/0309:25 AM
This code includes most of the same information already found in the NEC and is very basic. I would suggest reading this code first before jumping to conclusions with concerns about who goes where. The end result is to be sure that electrical safety is considered.
[This message has been edited by pseudonym (edited 01-30-2003).]
Isn't this code used for existing commercial buildings? Isn't it for dwellings that has 3 or more? This kind of a code wouldn't be for a single/duplex type of a house would it? Maybe under the fire provention, but not on a normal yearly inspection. right?