It's an old home that has only partly been upgraded by the previous
owners to 14/2 and 12/2 wiring - the rest is in fabric-sheathed two-wire
cables that has no ground wire. I was going to perform some minimal
upgrades to provide grounded outlets in two bedrooms, and in the process
of figuring out the existing wiring, I found some things that are
probably not up to code (our city follows NEC 2002).
My question is this - if I choose to file for a work permit and the
inspector comes out to check the new work I've done, would he also check
any of the old work and fail the inspection?
In particular I found that the receptacles in the kitchen are not
grounded, but have 3-pin receptacles (non-GFCI).
Another problem is that the bathrooms are supposed to be on their own
circuit (I believe) but in this house there are some receptacles in
other rooms that are on the same circuit.
There are probably other issues too, but anyway, would any of these be
part of the inspection or is that "grand-fathered" work that is exempt?
Himanshu (remove XXX from my email address to reply by email)