less-than-thorough rough electrical inspection
The inspector was just here to check out the rough electrical in my DIY kitchen/bathroom remodel. I completely rewired a total of 8 circuits, rerouted 2 knob and tube circuits (splicing in romex to span the gaps), and added a few lights to an existing circuit. I spent a great deal of time labeling every circuit to aid in the explanation of my work which was time well spent for my own comfort if nothing else. The inspection consisted of a very brief check of a few receptacle boxes to make sure I had the proper staple spacing, the right type of connecters, and the proper amount of sheathing inside the box. The only question she asked was if I had 2 appliance circuits. Inspection approved! She didn't look at any of my rerouting work and didn't go into the basement to look at the feeds to the breaker box. I expected a great deal of scrutiny considering the age of my house (1923) and the amount of work i did.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I spent so much time preparing for the inspection because it helped me fully understand what I was doing and that everything I did is in fact up to code. I just expected a more thorough inspection to make sure I didn't overlook something. Is this typical of the inspection process?