Rough-in inspection


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Old 06-25-03, 10:38 AM
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Rough-in inspection

I am removing some old exterior wall lights and installing new recessed cans in the soffit. For the rough-in inspection I intend to run the power from the existing switch to the new fixture box and wire nut the ends. Then run wire to the other 3 cans and connect all wires in the box, leaving the cover plate off for inspector. Is this right?

I thought about making all the connections in the fixture boxes and disconnecting at the existing switch, but I hate to leave a cover plate off the switch or wires hanging out with grandchildren running around. Have not been able to get the inspector to return my call for 3 days now.

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Old 06-25-03, 12:39 PM
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I wouldn't get an inspection on the work you are doing, although I guess technically it is new construction. I would consider it simply replacing fixtures, although the new ones will be in a different place.

If I was doing the work, I would do the complete job - splices and cover plates included. If the inspector wants to see what's behind a cover, he knows how to use a screwdriver.
 
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Old 06-26-03, 03:55 AM
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Already took out a permit. Don't want to get burned for doing work without a permit when I sell the house someday. Also am re-siding the house, and took out a permit for that; the general inspector will notice that there are new lights when he does the final.

There have been countless discussions in other areas of this forum on why to take out permits; just ask Doug Aleshire if he thinks permits are a good idea. As an architect, it's pretty tough for me to play dumb and tell the City I didn't know I needed a permit if I were to get caught. Besides, I should practice what I preach!

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