Mike M wrote: >Where I am we have NEC, state, and then local rules, not to mention >sometimes building code or fire marshalls. Arguing with inspectors is >a little like wallowing in the mud with pigs. Eventually you figure >out they like it. LOL, and usually they can cite the code section. >Mike
I agree, but the *code* they cite isn't always in the books... In my town the inspector was busting my gonads about building a simple shed, and he was using some interesting *interpretations* of state code. So when I copied the code from the book and then called the state and made a recording of the official telling me the inspector cannot supersede state code on that matter (and played it for him), he relented. But I'm wary of what he will do upon final inspection of the site - these guys tend to have long (and mean) memories.
In another town when we had an inspection of the new breaker panel replacement in my mother's house, the town electrical inspector insisted we pay for a plumbing permit and refused to sign off on the electrical inspection. He was looking at a short piece of PVC that was used as a drain from the furnace's humidifier down to the sump (this was on the other side of the basement, no connection to the electrical work). That installation was from more than 20 years ago, and since mom died we couldn't ask her for the copy of the paper work from the contractor for the installation, so the inspector said we could not have a C.O. for the house.
These guys are just plain evil.