Electrical Work

Old 03-01-03, 08:37 AM
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Electrical Work


I am currently having a new panel put in as the old one was only set up for 60 amps. Can this be done by someone who is not fully licensed without a certified electrician present? Also would it be a good idea to withhold payment til the township inspection is done? And would anyone know if this work does not pass the inspection would the contractor have to absorb the amount to fix any failures?

Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thankyou in advance,

Old 03-01-03, 08:55 AM
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In many areas, the homeowner can do all electrical work on their own property. In other areas, a homeowner can do the work only after passing a competency test. In still other areas, a licensed electrician is required. In most areas, a license is required to work on someone else's house, although the person with the license may not have to be present at all times.

The only way to know for sure who can do what is to call your building department and ask.

If you have it done, it is a good idea to withhold final payment until it passes inspection. Hire a contractor with stellar reputation and references, even if he costs more and you have to wait a while, and you won't need to worry about what happens if it doesn't pass.
Old 03-01-03, 06:13 PM
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When you get quotes from contrators make sure it stated the work must pass final inspection. Then withhold final payment until it does. The inspection is usually done as soon as the work is complete.

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