Monday, July 17, 2017
Passed one, Failed one NOT GOOD
Little known facts:
1. 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
2. 71% of office workers stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar.
3. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Tonight I have nothing, Oh the little building passed the final inspection, HOWEVER it failed the Electrical final.
Surprise Surprise. The little house was wired well. It conformed to ALL residential codes for homes. AH, but I have been YELLING this is a workshop. (I have never built a workshop before, neither has son Mark.) So today Mr. Inspector informed me a workshop has stricter codes than a house,……………….. WHAT?
A trip to Lowes and minus $136 I walked out with a Weather Resistant GFI, along with Two GFCI breakers. You may or may not be familiar with the GFCI. You have at least one outlet in the kitchen, bath and outside protected by the GFI outlets or breakers. Those are required by national codes. That is only Three or four required in your home. The kicker for the Workshop is ALL outlets must be GFI protected. Say that to an electrician and he sees $$$$ signs in his head. LOL
For over 100 years houses have had one round rod. That is an eight foot copper or galvanized rod driven in the ground and attached to your power panel with a copper ground wire. Mr Inspector tells me YES you have two ground rods as the law requires, but yours are four feet apart, The law says put them 6 feet apart.
So tomorrow I will comply…. You do what you have to do. (sometimes you complain)