The state of Nebraska does though. A homeowner can wire his own
stuff. I don't think I could even wire a neighbor's house for free
since I don't have a residential license. One can't wire for profit
without an appropriate license at least in theory.
Inspections aren't required in many areas unless one is replacing
There is reciprocity among several states surrounding Nebraska for
On Monday, January 27, 2014 1:26:43 AM UTC-5, Harry K wrote:
Are you implying that a quick once over by the typical home
inspector for a sale on what he can easily see is the same as
an electrical inspection on the actual work as it was done
by the AHJ at the time it was done? If you watched the Holmes
shows on TV, he's been in house after house where all kinds
of screwed up wiring existed, but a home inspector never saw
it because it was hidden behind sheetrock, etc. Having specific
work inspected by the electrical inspector and what a home
inspector does are very different.
I thought we were discussing the alleged code requirement that says
you can't extend a 15 amp circuit that uses 12 gauge wire with 14 gauge.
Still waiting for a cite on that.
Not true. In NYC (and, I suspect, in a few other cities as well) only a
licensed electrician can legally work on wiring, even to do something as
simple as replacing a light switch. Of course, no one abides by that
regulation demonstrated by the fact that all kinds of electrical parts
(switches, outlets, BX cable, etc.) are sold to anyone in the borgs,
hardware stores, electrical supply houses, etc.
>> Inspections aren't required in many areas unless one is replacing
As I understand it, at least in Michigan, If you use a 20 amp
circuit/breaker, code requires 12 gauge wire. 15 amp requires 14 gauge.
Therefore, the 14 gauge would not be code if using on a 20 amp circuit.
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