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Old 07-15-2019, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hello,

I did electrical work in my basement according to the newest code in Ontario.


I wired everything up already (switches, light, outlet, panel etc...). The breakers are turned off, but I tested everything already.



I will be doing my own drywall as well so the extra work doesn't matter for me.


I want to call ESA now to come do inspection before I start the drywall.


Will ESA have any problem that I wired everything up already?


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Another question (looks like I can't edit my original question).


If I wired switches and outlets, does that mean all switches and outlets have to be screwed into the box or can they just hang (while taped around with electrical tape) for the ESA inspection?
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Where I come from, we stuff the wire in the wall after drywall. Otherwise, the wire falls all over the floor and makes a big mess.
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Hello,

I did electrical work in my basement according to the newest code in Ontario.


I wired everything up already (switches, light, outlet, panel etc...). The breakers are turned off, but I tested everything already.



I will be doing my own drywall as well so the extra work doesn't matter for me.


I want to call ESA now to come do inspection before I start the drywall.


Will ESA have any problem that I wired everything up already?


Thanks
You are supposed to take out the permit before the work starts.

They will want to see the rough wiring first, as in no devices installed, no power connected, just the rough wiring and bonding connections done. No drywall
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You are supposed to take out the permit before the work starts.

They will want to see the rough wiring first, as in no devices installed, no power connected, just the rough wiring and bonding connections done. No drywall



I get that, but I already made the connections.
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I get that, but I already made the connections.
Take out the permit and call the inspector. They will tell you what they want.

My guess is they will want no power on any of the wiring and the devices not connected to the boxes so they can see all the connections and bonding, but it is up to the inspector.
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Take out the permit and call the inspector. They will tell you what they want.

My guess is they will want no power on any of the wiring and the devices not connected to the boxes so they can see all the connections and bonding, but it is up to the inspector.



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Take out the permit and call the inspector. They will tell you what they want.

My guess is they will want no power on any of the wiring and the devices not connected to the boxes so they can see all the connections and bonding, but it is up to the inspector.
This site is for professionals only. Why in hell are you telling the homeowner anything? Have you no respect for the tradespeople on here???

Simply refer them to contact the local AHJ- that is THEIR job- not yours.
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This site is for professionals only. Why in hell are you telling the homeowner anything? Have you no respect for the tradespeople on here???

Simply refer them to contact the local AHJ- that is THEIR job- not yours.


Relax bud, I did not tell him how to wire or install anything. I told him he needs to call the inspector and what to expect from that inspector.

There are others on other threads that give false and dangerous advice as a joke to DIY’rs. Is that what is preferred to be done here? And if not, why are you not complaining to them and telling them what they should do?
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Also, to note, it's not illegal for a homeowner to do their own electrical in Ontario, so long as they take out a permit and have it inspected. (i'm not sure about other provinces)
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Also, to note, it's not illegal for a homeowner to do their own electrical in Ontario, so long as they take out a permit and have it inspected. (i'm not sure about other provinces)

That is true in many areas of the US also however, we still cannot help with DIY work.
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