Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What am I responsible for renovations

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    What am I responsible for renovations

    I'm new to pulling permits.

    I am bidding a remodel in Massachusetts.. I'll be doing work in the bedrooms, kitchen and living room....

    Do I need to bring the bathroom up to code....there is no dedicated 20 amp circuit....also no hard-wired smoke detectors...

    I was told not to bother the Inspector with questions like that....but I sure as hell don't want surprises
    .....Still just happy to be here.....

    #2
    Here in VA, an entire structure must be brought to current codes only if the remodeling exceeds 50% of the floor area of the structure. Otherwise, only the new work is inspected.
    Master Electrician
    Electrical Contractor
    Richmond, VA

    Comment


      #3
      Originally posted by shputnik View Post
      I'm new to pulling permits.

      I am bidding a remodel in Massachusetts.. I'll be doing work in the bedrooms, kitchen and living room....

      Do I need to bring the bathroom up to code....there is no dedicated 20 amp circuit....also no hard-wired smoke detectors...
      I'm not required to bring the building up to current code regardless of how much work I do there. Only the work I did is inspected. There are a couple of minor exceptions: if I do a panel change to a higher amperage, I have to replace 3-wire dryer and range circuits with 4-wire; and occasionally an inspector will require me to upgrade the grounding electrodes. They do technically have to right to look at anything and complain about it, but rarely do.

      Originally posted by shputnik View Post
      I was told not to bother the Inspector with questions like that
      I don't know what your jurisdiction is like. In mine (plural, I have 19 jurisdictions I deal with) I can call the inspector and ask any question I want and frequently do.

      Comment


        #4
        Originally posted by Coppersmith View Post
        if I do a panel change to a higher amperage, I have to replace 3-wire dryer and range circuits with 4-wire;
        We only have to do that in instances that involve neutral/ground separation.

        and occasionally an inspector will require me to upgrade the grounding electrodes.
        That we always have to do to suit required GEC sizing with service upgrades.
        Master Electrician
        Electrical Contractor
        Richmond, VA

        Comment


          #5
          Why, who said not to call?
          If you don't ask how will you know?
          Make the call, introduce yourself.

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by shputnik View Post

            I was told not to bother the Inspector with questions like that....but I sure as hell don't want surprises


            Trust me , they're used to us calling .....i opened the panel and.....

            ~RJ~

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by shputnik View Post
              I'm new to pulling permits.

              I am bidding a remodel in Massachusetts.. I'll be doing work in the bedrooms, kitchen and living room....

              Do I need to bring the bathroom up to code....there is no dedicated 20 amp circuit....also no hard-wired smoke detectors...

              I was told not to bother the Inspector with questions like that....but I sure as hell don't want surprises
              Simply follow rule 3 of the MA amendments.
              When a hazard exists, then rule 4 comes into play.
              Tim
              Master Electrician
              New England
              Yesterday's Technology at Tomorrow's Prices

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by sameguy View Post
                Why, who said not to call?
                If you don't ask how will you know?
                That's exactly what I was thinking.

                Perhaps that person is the boss? Then ask them.
                BB+/BB=?

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by shputnik View Post
                  I'm new to pulling permits.

                  I am bidding a remodel in Massachusetts.. I'll be doing work in the bedrooms, kitchen and living room....

                  Do I need to bring the bathroom up to code....there is no dedicated 20 amp circuit....also no hard-wired smoke detectors...

                  I was told not to bother the Inspector with questions like that....but I sure as hell don't want surprises
                  ‘Typically any modification to a bedroom and you have to put in hardwired smoke/ carbon in the whole house. That is dependent on the building department or fire prevention though, I’d start with fire prevention on it.
                  Bathroom is non issue since your not doing any work in there.
                  What town?

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X