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(a) The inspector shall be notified by any person installing any new electrical work, first when roughing in work is completed; and second, when the entire work is completed. The inspector, upon the receipt of notice, shall inspect the work, and if the work conforms in all respects with the provisions of this article, he shall post a notice of approval at or near the work site. Supervising electricians shall sign requests for all inspections.
(b) No electrical wiring shall be covered or concealed until the structural framework and conduit, and the electrical wiring have been approved by the inspector. Should the inspector condemn any of the work or equipment for not being in accordance with the provisions of this article, notice in writing shall be given to the person engaged in the installation of the work.
(c) Within fifteen (15) days after notification of noncompliance, or within such further reasonable time as may, upon request, be prescribed, the work or equipment shall be altered or removed as the case may require. Any necessary changes shall be made so that all such work and equipment shall fully comply with the provisions of this article. In default, the electrical contractor shall be liable to the penalties of this article and any and every owner, contractor or other person engaged in the construction of the building or structure or otherwise covering or allowing to be covered, such portion of the work or equipment, or removing any notice not to cover same placed there by the inspector, shall likewise be liable to the penalties of this article.
(d) The inspector is hereby empowered to inspect all existing wiring, appliances, devices and equipment coming within the scope of this article, where the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe a hazardous condition exists. When the installation of any wiring, appliances, devices and equipment is found to be in a dangerous or unsafe condition, the person owning, using or operating the same shall be notified in writing and shall make the necessary repairs or changes required to place the wiring, appliances, devices and equipment in a safe condition. The work shall be completed within fifteen (15) days after notification of a dangerous or unsafe condition, or within such reasonable time as may, upon request, be prescribed.
(e) The inspector is hereby empowered to disconnect or order the discontinuance of electrical service to conductors or apparati found to be in a dangerous or unsafe condition, or that have been installed without a permit, or not in accordance with the provisions of this article. He shall attach a notice which states that such conductors or apparati have been disconnected because they have been found unsafe to life or property. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove the notice of disconnection or to reconnect any defective conductors or apparati until the same have been placed in a safe and secure condition and have been approved by the inspector.
(Code 1977, § 104.020; Ord. No. 1421, 2-27-90)