NYC Electrical Code Upgrades

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Old 01-19-11, 07:38 PM
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NYC Electrical Code Upgrades

Hi. We had a fire last year in our more than a century old home (extension cord was the cause). Our house was gutted and completely rebuilt with all new electrical. The insurance company will not cover the electrical code upgrades, unless we show documentation from the New York City Building Department showing that the code upgrades are required and that they are actually being enforced. Can anybody steer me in the right direction? many thanks.
 
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Old 01-20-11, 05:53 AM
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Why not start here?.....................
 
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thanks, Wirepuller...I did, they weren't very helpful!
 
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I imagine the population of the city prohibits extensive one on one help. The city seems to have an extensive website. You could start here:

What to do After the Fire
 
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Perhaps you could tell the insurance company that any new work must meet the currently enforced code cycle.
 
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I would think the electrical contractor could quote chapter and verse of the required codes....
 
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The insurance company will not cover the electrical code upgrades, unless we show documentation from the New York City Building Department showing that the code upgrades are required and that they are actually being enforced.
Perhaps all they need is a copy of the building permit. Most permits will have a boilerplate clause on them somewhere that says something like, "all work performed under this permit must comply with XXXX regulation number" which is the legal name of the code they enforce in that area.
 
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