Electrical Inspection Manual, 2014 Edition, 5th Edition

Book description

Packed with precise, step-by-step checklists, detailed illustrations, and informative chapter explanations, the Electrical Inspection Manual, 2014 Edition identifies important Code rules and provides guidance on how-to organize checklists by occupancy type to increase thoroughness and decrease the likelihood of overlooking potential problems. Written by certified electrical inspectors, and endorsed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), this fully illustrated manual explains significant tasks, defines terms, outlines key questions, and provides a concise overview of the electrical inspection process.

The training manual is intended to assist electrical inspectors as well as anyone performing a review for Code compliance in advance of a professional inspection. This audience may include, but is not limited to: designers, insurance inspectors, architects, installers, project managers, and safety officers.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. Foreword
  7. How to Use This Text
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. Overview
    2. Who Is the Electrical Inspector?
    3. Electrical Inspections and Electrical Safety
      1. Safety for the Electrical Inspector
    4. Working Through the Checklist
      1. Checklist 1-1: General Safety Checklist for Electrical Inspections
    5. Plan Review and Inspection Planning
    6. Checklist
  10. Chapter 2 General Requirements Inspections
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklist
      1. Checklist 2-1: General Requirements for Electrical Inspections
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklist
  11. Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Devices
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 3-1: General Wiring Methods
      2. Checklist 3-2: Boxes and Conduit Bodies
      3. Checklist 3-3: Cabinets and Cutout Boxes
      4. Checklist 3-4: Switches and Receptacles
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  12. Chapter 4 Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 4-1: Services
      2. Checklist 4-2: Feeders
      3. Checklist 4-3: Branch Circuits
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  13. Chapter 5 Grounding and Bonding
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 5-1: Service Grounding and Bonding
      2. Checklist 5-2: Equipment Grounding and Bonding
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  14. Chapter 6 Dwelling Units and Mobile/Manufactured Home Sites
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
      1. Dwelling Units
      2. Mobile/Manufactured Home Sites
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 6-1: General Requirements (All Areas; Residential Rough Inspection)
      2. Checklist 6-2: Kitchen (Residential Rough Inspection)
      3. Checklist 6-3: Dining Room (Residential Rough Inspection)
      4. Checklist 6-4: Bathrooms (Residential Rough Inspection)
      5. Checklist 6-5: Other Habitable Rooms (Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Parlors, and Dens; Residential Rough Inspection)
      6. Checklist 6-6: Hallways and Foyers (Residential Rough Inspection)
      7. Checklist 6-7: Stairways (Residential Rough Inspection)
      8. Checklist 6-8: Closets (Residential Rough Inspection)
      9. Checklist 6-9: Laundry Area (Residential Rough Inspection)
      10. Checklist 6-10: Basements and Attics (Residential Rough Inspection)
      11. Checklist 6-11: Attached Garages and Detached Garages or Accessory Buildings with Electric Power (Residential Rough Inspection)
      12. Checklist 6-12: Outdoors (Residential Rough Inspection)
      13. Checklist 6-13: Services and Feeders and System Grounding (Residential Rough Inspection)
      14. Checklist 6-14: Feeders and Panelboards (Residential Rough Inspection)
      15. Checklist 6-15: General Requirements (All Areas; Residential Finish Inspection)
      16. Checklist 6-16: Kitchen (Residential Finish Inspection)
      17. Checklist 6-17: Dining Room (Residential Finish Inspection)
      18. Checklist 6-18: Bathrooms (Residential Finish Inspection)
      19. Checklist 6-19: Other Habitable Rooms (Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Parlors, and Dens) (Residential Finish Inspection)
      20. Checklist 6-20: Hallways and Foyers (Residential Finish Inspection)
      21. Checklist 6-21: Stairways (Residential Finish Inspection)
      22. Checklist 6-22: Closets (Residential Finish Inspection)
      23. Checklist 6-23: Laundry Area (Residential Finish Inspection)
      24. Checklist 6-24: Basements and Attics (Residential Finish Inspection)
      25. Checklist 6-25: Attached Garages and Detached Garages or Accessory Buildings with Electric Power (Residential Finish Inspection)
      26. Checklist 6-26: Outdoors (Residential Finish Inspection)
      27. Checklist 6-27: Service Equipment, Feeders, and Panelboards (Residential Finish Inspection)
      28. Checklist 6-28: Mobile/Manufactured Home Site Inspections (Residential Finish Inspection)
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Dwelling Units
    9. Mobile/Manufactured Home Sites
    10. Checklists
  15. Chapter 7 Commercial and Industrial Inspections
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
      1. Motors
      2. Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment
      3. Transformers
      4. Capacitors
      5. Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Platform Lifts, and Stairway Chairlifts
      6. Electric-Vehicle-Charging Equipment
      7. Signs and Outline Lighting
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 7-1: Motors
      2. Checklist 7-2: Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment
      3. Checklist 7-3: Transformers
      4. Checklist 7-4: Capacitors
      5. Checklist 7-5: Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Platform Lifts, and Stairway Chairlifts
      6. Checklist 7-6: Electric-Vehicle-Charging Equipment
      7. Checklist 7-7: Signs and Outline Lighting
      8. Checklist 7-8: Field-Installed Skeleton Tubing (Neon) and Wiring
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  16. Chapter 8 Hazardous Locations
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 8-1: Class I Locations
      2. Checklist 8-2: Class II Locations
      3. Checklist 8-3: Class III Locations
      4. Checklist 8-4: Commercial Garages
      5. Checklist 8-5: Aircraft Hangars
      6. Checklist 8-6: Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities
      7. Checklist 8-7: Bulk Storage Plants
      8. Checklist 8-8: Spray Application, Dipping, and Coating Processes
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  17. Chapter 9 Special Occupancies
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 9-1: Health Care Facilities
      2. Checklist 9-2: Assembly Occupancies
      3. Checklist 9-3: Theaters and Audience Areas of Motion Picture Studios
      4. Checklist 9-4: Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Events
      5. Checklist 9-5: Agricultural Buildings
      6. Checklist 9-6: Recreational Vehicle Parks
      7. Checklist 9-7: Marinas and Boatyards
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  18. Chapter 10 Swimming Pools and Related Installations
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 10-1: Initial Inspection: Prior to Pouring of Concrete or Burial
      2. Checklist 10-2: Intermediate and Final Inspections
      3. Checklist 10-3: Storable Swimming Pools and Storable Spas and Hot Tubs
      4. Checklist 10-4: All Installations
      5. Checklist 10-5: Indoor Installations Only
      6. Checklist 10-6: Fountains
      7. Checklist 10-7: Therapeutic Pools and Tubs
      8. Checklist 10-8: Hydromassage Bathtubs
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  19. Chapter 11 Emergency and Standby Systems and Fire Pumps
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 11-1: Emergency Systems
      2. Checklist 11-2: Legally Required Standby Systems
      3. Checklist 11-3: Optional Standby Systems
      4. Checklist 11-4: Fire Pumps
    6. Key Terms
    7. Key Questions
    8. Checklists
  20. Chapter 12 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Fire Alarm Circuits and Optical Fiber Cables
    1. Overview
    2. Specific Factors
    3. Key Questions
    4. Planning from Start to Finish
    5. Working Through the Checklists
      1. Checklist 12-1: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits
      2. Checklist 12-2: Fire Alarm Systems
      3. Checklist 12-3: Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways
      4. Key Terms
    6. Key Questions
    7. Checklists
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: Electrical Inspection Manual, 2014 Edition, 5th Edition
  • Author(s): Noel Williams, Jeffrey S. Sargent
  • Release date: February 2014
  • Publisher(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9781284041859