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If I pull an electrical permit for my home in FL can I hire a licensed journeyman electrician to do part of the work?

If I pull my own electrical permit for adding a subpanel and 2 circuits in my Escambia County, FL home, can I hire a licensed journeyman electrician to do all or part of the work with me? He cannot ...
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How do electrical permits work in New Jersey?

I recently installed recessed lights in my 2nd floor condominium. Later, I was told by friend that I need permit to do that. My questions are: Can I take permit now and have inspector inspect my work ...
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Breaker Box Replacement/Upgrade

I was planning to get our box upgraded from a old 100 amp Zinsco box to a newer possibly 200 amp box. I have been talking to a couple of companies and they have been wanting a arm and a leg, and also ...
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Plumbing Terminology: Slab leak bypass

A slab leak was bypassed by a contractor with a single pipe to the target terminal and does not include changes to the drains or piping to fixtures (toilets, sinks, other user terminals). What is the ...
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Tips on how to check if this guest house in ADU was built with permits?

I am about to buy a house in Santa Clara, CA county that has an ADU. As of today ADU has guest house and an operational garage. Seller is convinced that 990 sqft guest house in the ADU was built ...
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If I apply for an electrical permit, will an inspector call me out for previous unpermitted work?

I want to do some electrical work in the house I just moved into (adding a 220V branch for a home shop) and do everything 100% aboveboard, with permits and all. I know that the previous homeowner did ...
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Florida Building codes concerning T-Post Fences

I've got a vacant lot in Lake Placid Florida ( Highland county ) just north of lake Okeechobee. The lot is not on a paved street and is a good mile from a paved street and houses. It gets no mail or ...
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What happens if I let my building permit expire?

TLDR: I pulled a permit for my house, now the inspectors are looking for more things wrong with my house than the permit pertains to. I want them out. What are the repercussions to letting the permit ...
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What would happen if I build a half bath without permits? [closed]

What happens if we build a half bath in Minneapolis without getting permits for any of the work? Specifically, if we intend to sell the home at some point in the coming years?
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My contractor wants to install a different brand of solar panel from what was approved in their permit

I am having solar panels installed on my house. My contractor told me that they are installing 20 Canadian Solar CS3k-325-MS panels. I just got a copy of the plants they sent to the city for their ...
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How do I determine whether a permit is required for a new gas line?

I would like to have an exterior gas line installed (for a grill) and an exterior frost-proof faucet (so it's closer to my garden). I had a plumber come out and his quote came back "Any permit by ...
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Do I need to be legally qualified to install a Hive smart thermostat?

As a competent DIY'er, am I legally allowed to install Hive myself? The reason for the question is I have been asked to provide a cert as I'm selling the house. If not, can someone point me in the ...
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Plumbing water line and drain schedule

I want to build a detached garage. I submitted plans to the city for a permit and they came back telling me they need to see the "plumbing water line and drain schedule" because I would like to have a ...
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Do I need a permit to open a wall up for a kitchen passthrough? [closed]

I'm interested in opening the wall between the kitchen and the "Dining Room" in an apartment that I'm renting. Before I pitch this to the landlord, do I need a permit for making that kind of ...
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So Cal garage conversion: Proper way to level floor

I own a tract house built in southern california built in 1995. There was a builder option to have a 3 car garage (standard 2 car with tandem garage) or a super family room where the extension ...
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what can the county do if my shed violate zoning distance?

So, here is the issue. Me being stupid, decided to start building a 12 x 16 shed. (sits on wood foundation) THEN I started researching what the county permits. The shed has a setback of either 5 or ...
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NEC code regarding grounding and conductor pass through

I am adding a mini split system to my house which currently has a smaller air-conditioning condenser in place. In brief, the house is very old so we opted for a ductless mini-split over trying to ...
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AFCI breakers and code compliance

Doing a condo kitchen remodel in Los Angeles, CA. I have a licensed GC and electrician, but I'm keeping close tabs on permits, inspections etc. Electric inspection flagged I need to add 2 more ...
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City Regulations

We are looking to finish out basement and one of the guys we brought in said we need to find out if we can get a permit for it, because our house was built in the 1950's the ceiling is 76" vs the ...
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self-improvement vs licensed-contractors

This is a question about the ability of doing remodeling on one's own, compared to hiring licensed contractors. I realize some remodeling/repairs require permits from your local township/city to be "...