dtontarski Posted December 19, 2009 Report Share Posted December 19, 2009 Greetings.. This message is directed at New York State Home Inspectors that are also qualified to complete electrical code inspections in the Rochester area. But....please...anyone that can share some insight on this - please do. I observed an updated service last week that appeared to be installed by someone totally clueless to state mandated code requirements. I explained to my customer that the work did not appear to be professionally completed, explained several issues that required correction in detail both at the inspection and in my report, and recommended that the work be verified as permitted and inspected. The issues included, but were certainly not limited to: 1. The main service panel was designed for vertical installation. It was installed horizontally, so that the entire upper row of vertically installed circuit breakers were on in the down position. 2. What appeared to be an updated distribution panel (sub-panel) was installed in the attached garage. This was fed by a 3-conductor feeder and the grounded conductors (neutrals) and the equipment grounding conductors (grounds) were bonded. I assumed that because of these two issues and the many additional issues I discovered and reported on, that this work was not permitted and inspected, and that as such the seller would be required to resolve these issues when this was verified. Now I hear that this work was permitted and inspected, and therefore the current owner is not willing to correct these issues. (And therefore of course I look like an alarmist to both the listing and the referring realtor, and foolish to everyone else involved in the transaction) I understand that code inspectors have some room for interpretation, but can these interpretations totally ignore the intent and purpose of the state mandated requirements? Any light that can be shed on this would be much appreciated. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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