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  #1548935 9-May-2016 22:31
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gregmcc:

 

Willuknight:

 

How does running TPS under a house require an electrical inspector?

 

 

 

 

Because it is prescribed electrical work

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes running cables is prescribed electrical work, so is half the stuff a homeowner can do and not have tested by an inspector

 

I'm not that fussy that I am going to turn down simple work to terminate some cabling run by a homeowner if I am happy that the cabling is run correctly.

 

Each to their own on how fussy they want to get

 

Electricity Regulation 47 47. Home-owners' electrical wiring work

 

(1) For the purposes of section 110 of the Act, any person to whom that section applies may do or assist in doing the following work on low voltage electrical installations:

 

(a) Remove and replace any of the following kinds of fittings where the work does not involve work on any switchboard:

 

  (i) Switches:

 

  (ii) Socket-outlets:

 

  (iii) Permanent connection units:

 

  (iv) Light fittings:

 

  (v) Batten holders:

 

  (vi) Cord grip lampholders:

 

  (vii) Ceiling roses:

 

  (viii) Flexible cords connected to any permanent connection unit, ceiling rose, or cord grip lampholder:

 

  (ix) Water heater switches:

 

  (x) Thermostats:

 

  (xi) Elements:

 

 

 

(b) Remove and replace fuse links:

 

(c) Connect and disconnect fixed wired appliances:

 

(d) Relocate existing switches, socket-outlets, and lighting outlets that are supplied with electricity by tough-plastic-sheathed cables:

 

(e) Install, extend, and alter subcircuits (including submains), provided that–

 

  (i) The person must not enter (whether personally, by holding any material or equipment, or otherwise) any enclosure where live active wires are likely to be present; and

 

  (ii) The work is tested by a registered electrical inspector, in accordance with NZS 3019, and the work is certified by that inspector in accordance with regulation 39, before being connected to a supply of electricity by such an inspector

 

 

 

Now please note that it says that an inspector will need to check it if the homeowner has installed, extended or altered subcircuits (as in completed the entire job in its entirety) (again my interpretation of this regulation, if you want to read it differently so be it)

 

 

 

So in short if all the homeowner has done is run the cable then as far as I am concerned the livening electrician is signing his name to the entire job and therefore it will be self certified under his/her registration number and all liability passes to the electrician


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  #1548994 10-May-2016 08:05
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Not Quite.

 

you have not interpreted this correctly.

 

Unlike any other person under supervision, a person subject to section 110 (Homeowners exemption)may do or assist in doing the following work ...

 

(e) Install, extend, and alter subcircuits (including submains), provided that–..

 

 

 

    (ii) The work is tested by a registered electrical inspector, ..

 

 

 

So if the homeowner is involved ( even assists ) in the installation, the work must be inspected.

 

This is why there is a tick box on the CoC that must be ticked if the homeowner does any work.. it results in an inspection being necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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