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Do you need to be an electrician to wire things?

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Not all jurisdictions require a person to hold a license to perform electrical work, according to the Copper Development Association. Therefore, a non-electrician could potentially perform wiring for another person. A homeowner is typically able to complete minor wiring installations and repairs in a home with necessary permits and inspections.

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Do you need to be an electrician to wire things?
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The best alternative is to check with a local building office or authority to find out what licensing and permit requirements exist before wiring. Additionally, the National Electrical Code is the supreme authority on wiring requirements, according to the Copper Development Association. Therefore, any installations or modifications must meet national as well as local standards.

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