Ontario - ESA Final Inspection

Old 05-02-15, 04:37 AM
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Ontario - ESA Final Inspection

Do the receptacle and switch covers and plates have to be on for final inspection ?
(the wall painting is not done until after the inspection)
Old 05-02-15, 05:24 AM
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You should have added that to your other post. He probably won't bother you about the cover plates. When it comes to inspectors, anything can happen. Some inspectors actually went to jail here once & that made the others go by the book afterwards.
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Thanks....I was going to add,....is there a requirement to have all light fixtures and appliances connected as well at the time of the final ?
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As long as the appliances have a cord/plug they don't need to be plugged up. Around here back ordered light fixtures will have a keyless light installed in their place to pass inspection.
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In our area everything is required to be finished to get a final inspection. A missing cover plate would be a code violation so therefore they need to be installed as do light fixtures. If there is not light fixture available as Mark mentioned a keyless needs to be installed or blank cover plate.
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^^^ What Tolyn said.
He is there to inspect the final product. Circuits wired into the panel, cover plates, devices all on etc. For all he knows you're keeping the keyless sockets. What gets changed after he signs off is not his concern, he is only going to want to see a finished product that satisfies code.
I remember one site I worked on fell way behind and our fire alarm verification date rolled up before the walls were even finished. We had the drywallers put up little 12" x 16" pieces of drywall over our FA boxes just so we could mount devices for the inspection. It was blatantly obvious that the devices would be removed at some point to finish the wall, but the inspector came in and saw a complete system installed and working at the time and signed off on it.

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