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#7269 - 01/28/02 04:40 PM Opinions on Certain City Inspectors
RockyJo Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
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Loc: Texas
Okay,

We live in North Texas, actually a little Harper Valley PTA, type of town. Although, growing year by year. IE: North of Frisco, Texas.

I have done work in DFW area for 30 years. Now I am doing work in the North Texas area.

I have always gotten along with City Inspectors. You have to try to get along with them even when you disagree . We have a Inspector in ******, Texas. He has had his Masters for about nine years and also a Contractor in this town. He Inspects and releases his own work to the Power Company. Not sure if he is a Licensed Insector, remember this is a very small town. My only dealings with him are basically new residential and remodel. The only thing I have been RED TAGGED ON is, I do not use enough staples. Granted he is only paid $20.00 per Inspection. He never Green Tags anyone(to my Knowledge) on the first Inspection.

My Question as an example:

On a 1450 sq ft. Home, is 1500-2000 staples enough? All staples are in the wall, none in the attic. Per the Inspector.

The Houses I have wired in the past (up to 8000 sq ft., with 400 amp service) I used bascially the same amount of of staples or more.

Seems odd it is the only thing he can get me on. FYI: The Inspector and myself are the only two Masters in this town or area.

Is this a conflict? Should an Inspector be allowed to Inspect his own work?

Signed:

RockyJo in a small and growing town in North Texas!

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#7270 - 01/28/02 04:56 PM Re: Opinions on Certain City Inspectors
The Watt Doctor Offline
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Registered: 12/23/01
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Loc: Mont Belvieu, TX
If that's not a conflict, I don't know what is. If stapling is all he ever gets you on, it sounds like the man has a problem.
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#7271 - 01/28/02 05:43 PM Re: Opinions on Certain City Inspectors
SimpleElectric Offline
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Registered: 01/02/02
Posts: 2
Loc: Deer Park, Texas, USA
I do electrical design work, that would be like me checking my own drawings. That's never a good thing to do. You could make the same mistakes over and over.
Little different situation, but same principal.

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#7272 - 01/28/02 06:30 PM Re: Opinions on Certain City Inspectors
eman1963 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/02
Posts: 22
Loc: rhode island
Hi !WOW! i live in rhode island a city inspector, is not allowed to work in that city so he cant inspect his own work.


i would like to inspect my own work nice

joe

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#7273 - 01/28/02 07:36 PM Re: Opinions on Certain City Inspectors
sparky66wv Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
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Loc: West Virginia
Unless your town or state has adopted its own code, then as long as your staples are within 12" of a metal box, 8" of a plastic box, and fastened at least every 54", then there is no violation.

In L'burg WV, it is common knowledge that all you need is double the amount of staples and have smoke detectors in the right places (as per CABO) and you'll pass...

No the AHJ is not an electrical inspector, just a building inspector.
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