Old 02-03-09, 10:34 AM
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I bought my home a year ago it has a detached garage running off of a 50amp breaker from the main panel. The previous owner im guessing did not get a permit or had the garage inspected because there are two subpanels with 20 amp breakers and #14 wire running in the whole garage no GFCI's ..etc. I've been doing some research on some NEC codes and this is pretty much a wiring disater. I'm going to have to re-wire my 1000sqft garage. Question....assuming the previous owner did not get a permit for this project or even for building the garage would i be facing fines or penalties
Old 02-03-09, 02:09 PM
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I would suggest that you re post this on the electrical forum. Lots of licensed and experienced wire benders there.
Old 02-03-09, 03:50 PM
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I would agree that is sounds like disaster. You may even have to rewire from the main panel. No, I doubt you would have to pay fines, etc, but you do need to have it brought up to code, if only for your own safety.

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