NFPA 73: Standard for Electrical Inspections
for Existing Dwellings,
fire and shock risks and keep existing homes up-to-code with the
2016 edition of NFPA 73.
Developed by NFPA®, the NEC® source, for the
home inspection community along with apartment complex managers and
homeowners, NFPA 73: Standard for Electrical Inspections for
Existing Dwellings has the latest provisions home inspectors
need for verifying the safety of electrical systems in one- and
two-family homes, multi-family dwellings with three or more units,
mobile homes, and manufactured homes.
Determine compliance objectives based on the
NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code®
The 2016 NFPA 73 helps users identify AFCI and
GFCI protection requirements by NEC edition. Updated,
user-friendlier Annex tables show when and where AFCI and GFCI
protection were required, so it's easy to look up provisions based
on the year the dwelling was built.
Confidently pinpoint dangerous fire and shock
Potential fire and shock hazards in aging
homes are classified with coverage of topics in a technical report
issued by the Fire Protection Research Foundation. NFPA 73 calls out
areas that require investigation, examination, or inspection,
including coverage of incorrect conductor insulation temperature for
wiring of luminaries, and inappropriately used conductors or cables.
Consult NFPA 73 prior to an existing dwelling
sale and during/after renovations.
Promote public safety in your community with
thorough inspections of electrical systems in existing dwellings.
Insist on the latest edition of NFPA 73
NFPA® 73 Standard for Electrical
Inspections for Existing Dwellings 2016
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 General Examination and Use of
4.2 Services, Outside Feeders, and Outside Branch Circuits.
4.3 Panelboards and Distribution Equipment.
4.4 Overcurrent Protective Devices.
4.5 Cables, Cable Assemblies, and Conductors.
4.6 Flexible Cords and Cables.
4.8 Permanently Connected Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures).
4.9 Boxes and Enclosures.
4.10 General-Use Switches and Receptacles
Chapter 5 Appliances and Special Equipment
5.1 Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
5.2 Smoke Alarms
5.3 Appliances and Utilization Equipment
5.4 Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters
5.5 Ceiling-Suspended (Paddle) Fans
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B National Electrical Code References
Annex C Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 73
Annex D Informational References
& Related Products
2014 NEC & Related