This video will follow CCPIA Instructor Bob Aey as he performs an electrical inspection of the historic First National Bank in Rock River, Wyoming. The First National Bank was originally built in 1919, but has undergone more recent renovations. Some components of its electrical system were redone a year prior to Bob’s inspection. As you’ll see in this course, a recent alteration or repair on a building doesn’t mean that finding defects is less likely. Some of the defects are beyond the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP), and more relevant to the National Electrical Code (NEC)® and the National Electrical Safety Code, or other local codes or regulations in effect.
Therostat and Heating System Defects
This video covers the thermostat and heating system. Some of the defects in this video have already been addressed in this course and are not listed in this section’s list of defects, but they should be listed in the inspection report.
- Improper cover: All wire boxes should have a proper cover. In the video, it is obvious that the wrong box cover is installed.
- Extension cords: Extension cords should not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring. They should not be attached to permanently installed or stationary appliances. Permanently installed or stationary appliances, such as heating equipment, should have a grounded wiring system that is permanently installed.