Asked on Dec 8, 2011
Honest electrician wanted! Desperate homeowner needs advice and guidance on proper procedures and code specification. Built addition to house. Removed old panel, installed new panel and meter. Trench dug from out door outlet/box to detached/stand alone garage building. Electric work to garage includes: outside outlet, inside light and outside security light. Does this type of work require a separate permit and inspection? Do you I need a separate grounding rod on/in the garage or are the wires underground (in the trench) from the house okay? Concerned electrician is cutting corners when proper permits, safety, potential hazards are greatest concern. Your help, input, and guidance . . . greatly appreciated. Thank you!