I have a few questions I hope someone could answer for me regarding rough inspection.. My area doesnt have their own code so it is my guess they use the NEC.
1. Do grounds have to be spliced together in boxes? Is it better to crimp or use wire nut? If using a crimp, what size is best for 12 guage cable?
2. Do circuits have to be wired to the panel or should they just be labeled and hanging above the box?
3. Do smoke alarms have to be wired together prior to drywall installation?
4. I have a 100 amp sub panel in my upstairs. Does the 4 conductor cable need to be installed in the subpanel and the main? Or should it only be wired to the sub-panel so that it is not hot.
5. Does recessed light fixtures need to be completely wired since they will not be accessible once the drywall is installed?
6. Can wires for built in microwave, disposal, and dishwasher left hanging free or does a junction box need to be installed?
7. Can several wires be run in the floor joists in a group as long as they are clearly seperated to prevent "derating"?
8. Do all cables in attic need boards on the sides of the cable to prevent against damage? Are there certain places in the attic (like where the bottom chord and top chord of the truss join) that allow you to skip this?
9. When is lighting required in the attic? I have read different things. One place said as long as you dont use it for storage, you dont need lighting. Then I read somewhere else that if you have mechanicals such as plumbing or HVAC that you will need to have lighting?
10. Is lighting required at a basement entrance( I am guessing yes)? If so, whould the lights be on the exterior, interior or both?
Thank you for your help.
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