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Please Help #83893
02/23/03 09:58 PM
02/23/03 09:58 PM
nancyf  Offline OP
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Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 2
Wyandotte Mich. usa
I have searched all over the internet and can not find the answer to my question. I would appreciate it if one of you knowledgeable folks could help me. I had a swimming pool installed in November, and did all the necessary work, like moved lines, changed my electrical service and had some underground wires run into the house. I passed a final inspection on 11/11/02 and now out of the blue I get a notice of violation in the mail 3 months later. I have no clue what this is and would like to approach them with some knowledge. The violation says
Not approved. Michigan Residential Code 3306-4. I live in Michigan if that helps. I am sorry if these kind of questions are not appropriate, but I really need to know. I would like to thank anyone in advance that can help me.....

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Re: Please Help #83894
02/23/03 10:27 PM
02/23/03 10:27 PM
dlabrenz  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 25
Muskegon, MI
Don't know what final was done in november, whether it was building, electrical or plumbing. (yes these are different inspectors usually)

But as for the violation, the code section reads as follows:
E3306.4 Stranded conductors. Where installed in raceways,
conductors of size No. 8 and larger shall be stranded. A solid
No. 8 conductor shall be permitted to be installed in a raceway
only to meet the requirements of Section E4104.

(E4104 deals with pool bonding).

My advise is to contact the inspector and see exactly what needs to be fixed)


Re: Please Help #83895
02/23/03 10:34 PM
02/23/03 10:34 PM
nancyf  Offline OP
Junior Member
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 2
Wyandotte Mich. usa
Thanks Don. I don't understand a bit of it but, thanks for taking the time to respond. The final inspection I passed in November was for Underground electric, change of service and final electric. I have no idea why they came out 3 months later and said something was wrong. I am sure it is a political issue (long story) and thats why I wanted a little knowledge before talking to the inspector tomorrow. Thanks again!!

Re: Please Help #83896
02/24/03 06:40 AM
02/24/03 06:40 AM
wolfdog  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 135
It would seem to me that if you have a final inspection tag in hand, they will have a hard time putting the Genie back in the bottle.

Re: Please Help #83897
02/24/03 09:50 AM
02/24/03 09:50 AM
mjelliott  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 9
Ventura, California, USA
Nancy, If I were you I would contact your eletrical contractor and ask him about this. You should get at least a one year waranty on his workmanship. Hopefully he can rectify this problem. Good Luck!

Re: Please Help #83898
02/25/03 12:45 AM
02/25/03 12:45 AM
Steve T  Offline
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 306
Oak Park, IL, USA
Sorry, I don't live in Michigan so am unfamilair with the code references but what was the final inspection for? The electric service to the house? The electrical final may not have been a final for the electrical or bonding for the pool.

As far as politics are concerned, I won't say it doesn't happen, but I am one town outside of Chicago (the most corrupt town on the planet as it used to be known) and am not abreast on developments or political issues. Usually inspectors are genuinely concerned with your safety, even if you don't understand the code.


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