§ 151.15  WORK NOT TO BE CONCEALED PRIOR TO INSPECTION.
   (A)   Concealment. No person shall conceal, enclose or cover, or cause or permit to be concealed, enclosed or covered, any portion of any electric wiring in any manner which will interfere with or prevent the inspection and approval thereof.
   (B)   Inspection obstructed. Any portion of any floor, ceiling, wall partition, roof, finish or other obstruction whatsoever, which renders impracticable the making of a complete and thorough inspection of electric wiring shall be removed upon notice (either verbal or in writing) and shall be kept removed until the electric wiring has been inspected and approved by the Department.
   (C)   Final inspection. Before final inspection of any electric wiring all plaster, concrete or other foreign material shall be thoroughly removed from every box and wiring enclosure, and not less than six inches of jointless conductor shall extend out of each light and switch or receptacle outlet box for future connection thereto, except when conductors are intended to loop through the outlet.
   (D)   Taped joints; unsoldered. In any case where one or more taped joints are found not soldered at the time of inspection, the Inspector may require every joint for the electric wiring to be left untaped until the inspection and approval thereof.
   (E)   Approval required prior to connection. Fixtures or appliances shall not be connected to electric wiring until the rough wiring has been inspected and approved.
   (F)   Wiring to be free of shorts and the like. Prior to approval, all wiring shall be free from grounds, shorts or other defects.
   (G)   Splices. All splices shall be made at every switch, receptacle and light outlets as the work progresses, to facilitate inspection.
   (H)   Large installations. On large installations where the concealment of equipment proceeds continuously, the person installing the electrical equipment shall give the Electrical Inspector due notice, and inspections shall be made periodically during the progress of the work.
   (I)   Compliance; notice of approval. Whenever any electric wiring has been inspected and found to comply with the provisions of this chapter, the Inspector shall leave a notice at the service switch or other suitable place.
   (J)   Obstruction prohibited. It shall be unlawful to place any obstruction within four feet of any meter equipment or panels so as to hamper the testing of meter equipment or panels.
   (K)   Oil burner. Every emergency oil burner disconnect switch shall be two poles and shall disconnect both the live leg and the ground leg of the circuit, ahead of the oil burner.
   (L)   Certificate of approval. If work is found to be in conformance with provisions of this chapter, the Electrical Inspector shall issue a certificate of approval for the work. If, upon inspection, the installation is found not to be fully in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, the Electrical Inspector shall at once forward to the person making the installation an oral or written notice stating the defects which have been found to exist. When the defects are corrected in conformance with this chapter, the Inspector shall issue a certificate of approval.
(1967 Code, § 6-24)  (Ord. passed 11-14-1966)  Penalty, see § 151.99