questions before rough in inspection


Old 07-14-19, 07:09 PM
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questions before rough in inspection


i am getting ready for my rough in inspection and have a couple questions to make sure i pass the first time.
1. Do I need to have supply line ran and just not hooked up to breaker box or can I run supply line after inspection?
2. I am installing recessed lighting and want to use the existing line for the current lights in basement. How do I do that for inspection? Do I need to disconnect the current lights and have no lighting until after the inspection or just explain my plan and unconnect that after the inspection?
3. Can I have a smoke alarm on the same line as dimmer switches? I read something that says it may not be a good idea.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-14-19, 07:39 PM
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Every inspector does things a little differently but typically.....

Receptacle and switch boxes need to be set and wired. Grounds must be prepped with a tail. Every inspector I know will check the ground in several or all boxes.

Cables do not need to be cut into the panel. They do need to be run if they are going to be covered. The rough-in inspection is open walls and ceiling before covering.

Recessed lighting needs to be in place and wired if they are getting covered. They don't have to light up. So if you need light..... something needs to be temped in for lighting.

Connecting the smoke alarm to a lighting breaker is customary. Dimmers don't affect the equation.
Old 07-15-19, 06:27 PM
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Basically, anything that will be covered needs to be compleated for the rough-in inspection.

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