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Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105806 08/02/05 06:21 PM
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Joe Tedesco Offline OP
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Typical Scenario:

Monday morning's first stop was to inspect the Type NM-B cables and device boxes, etc., and fire alarm wiring located in the metal stud walls in a small men's clothing store.

Upon arrival the electrical inspector found the Sheetrock already up and taped.

What was the inspector's solution?


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Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105807 08/02/05 07:17 PM
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We had a GC in Reno that was fond of doing this sort of thing. Finally, one day the inspector poked a small hole in the wall, inserted a piece of wire, withdrew it....and Voila! No insulation!
Contractor ordered to take down rock in every house in developement for inspection. I think he was bankrupted by this- but he certainly knew better, but persisted in his 'cleverness.'

Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105808 08/03/05 07:54 AM
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Mike Wescoatt Offline
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The last few inspectors I have dealt with require proof one way or another. All of them have accepted pictures of the work done, as long as the quality of the work could be seen, as well as the location. The inspectors were familiar with the quality of the work of the crews already. Otherwise you would have to show them, even if it meant removing the rock or chipping out concrete...


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Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105809 08/03/05 11:28 AM
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Roger Offline
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The sheetrock would have to be removed here.

Roger

Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105810 08/03/05 11:29 AM
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Rip it down and show me [Linked Image]


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Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105811 08/03/05 01:59 PM
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BElder Offline
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If it's covered they are usually hiding something!!! So it's comming down here also
especially if it's a licenced contractor no excuse for *#@% like that

Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105812 08/11/05 12:34 PM
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dlhoule Offline
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Gentlemen: I have been in the situation where I requested an inspection on Friday.
The following Friday I told the guys installing dry wall to wait until Wed. I again called for inspection that Fri afternoon. On Wed it still hadn't been inspected and got covered. Some of the dry wall came down for inspection, but I wasn't happy about it. Just how long do we hold up a job for an inspection?

Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105813 08/11/05 05:21 PM
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Dnkldorf Offline
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The worst situation that I heard of was a pool contractor who jumped a bonding inspection. It wasn't the first time.

Needless to say, the whole concrete inground pool had to come out.

The pool contractor learned a costly lesson.

Wait, it is not worth it sometimes.


Dnk.......

Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105814 08/11/05 05:24 PM
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Dnkldorf Offline
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And along this thread, what is the problem of rocking just one side, if rockers are in a hurry?


Dnk......

Re: Walls covered before inspection. What was the solution? #105815 08/15/05 08:22 AM
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mkoloj Offline
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Here in NJ I have seen one side of walls sheetreocked on large commercial projects many times, the rockers aren't held up and have something to do but I imagine it is not the best thing for their effiency. But most of the time the game is all about how fast can they get the C of O and not how efficient the crew is.

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