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Electrical in code? Answered

Hi, I came up with a new way of doing lighting and would like to post it as an Instructable. There's only a slight modification of existing components and standard electrical hardware is used, but I'm concerned I may be called out for possible electrical code violations. Are these checked by the Instructables crew or every project is treated with a warning that anyone using each project needs to be aware of electrical code issues? Thanks.

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aeyring

4 years ago

Thanks for your replies. I just posted my project at "Lighting a closet with holiday lights."

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petercd

4 years ago

Post it. This whole DIY thing is at your own risk hence the individual safety highlights in each instructable where applicable.

A bonus is that there are plenty of know-it-all's who will eagerly tell you what you did wrong and where, thereby allowing to fine tune your methods. :)

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iceng

4 years ago

All new technology that made cash sense became building code sooner then later.

The code in one state or city is different from other states, cities, and counties.

A discovery of a new lighting technique is not your problem.

Certainly further engineering can accord suitable safety to meet any code.

BTW look to how insurance companies will look at this item and if positive they can change the code.

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mpilchfamily

4 years ago

It's a make at your own risk kind of thing.