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Question:

What is a premise number?

Answer:

A premise number is a number assigned by Progress Energy that is unique to each property address. Progress Energy requires this number to be present on all approvals for permanent power that we send to them. This is only for those locations served by Progress Energy.
 

Question:

Can I have my building final inspection at the same time that I have my electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspections?
 

Answer:

Yes. Final inspections can be made in any order. Note that rough-in trade inspections must be completed prior to framing inspections.
 

Question:

Can I get my framing inspection before my rough-in inspections?  

Answer:

No. There are items to be checked at framing (fire and draft stopping) that require that all trade work be completed. Note that final inspections can be made in any order.
 

 Question:

My electrical final inspection has been approved. Do I have to have my mechanical, plumbing and building final inspections approved before I can get my meter and power to my building?

Answer:

No. Call the permitting office and request they release power.
 

 Question:

Does a temporary power pole for construction purposes require two separate ground rods?
 

Answer:

No. A temporary power pole requires only one ground rod due to the temporary nature, and all circuits are required to be GFCI-protected.
 

 Question:

Does a detached garage with a six-circuit, service-rated panel board require an intersystem bonding means when there is one already located at the residential service panel board that has a breaker for the detached garage?
 

Answer:

Yes, intersystem bonding is required in all buildings that have electric service.
 

 Question:

In residential construction, can I get a partial inspection performed for any of my trades? (electrical, mechanical or plumbing)

Answer:

Yes, but it will be a failed inspection. Items approved will be noted and a reinspection fee will be required.
 

Question:

I have obtained a farm-exempt permit. Am I required to have an electrical inspection to have the meter set and power turned on to my building?

Answer:

Wake County does not require a permit for electrical work on a bona fide farm. Progress Energy may require a permit.