I would say don't ask unless he does
That's what my gut is telling me!I would say don't ask unless he does
IMO, I think the inspector has every right to delay power connection, especially if there is no record of the garage having passed an electrical inspection . Running #10 awg 1000' to garage is beyond a joke.Scenario:
Customer buys a house/property and on the property is a garage that was already wired and previously used. Problem is the way it was fed.
It was fed with 10-2 UF wire ran approx. 1000'. Some of it was buried, some just on top of the ground and tied around a tree, across a creek and on to the garage. Clearly not correct.
I suggested and customer agreed to have the POCO look to see if a separate metered service could be added just for the garage. POCO agreed that a new service could be added.
Now the question. Would the inspector have the right to have you change or add things in the garage since it was existing when the customer bought it?
I don't know that he will, but I got to thinking he might want some temp power to check things in the garage when he comes to inspect the new service that I installed. Since there would be no power until the POCO hooks it up and I've already done away with the previous UF feed.
He may not pass it without power to check it and POCO won't connect until its inspected. I don't guess I would have much room to argue since there was never an inspection on the garage to start with.
I guess I could either temporarily hook the UF wire back up or use a generator if he wants power to check things inside.
I'm afraid to call him because he may not even want to look at anything except the new service, and I don't want to put ideas in his head!:no:
Anyone ever have this issue?