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AHJ Fired #28639
08/26/03 09:11 AM
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rowdyrudy  Offline OP
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Mascoutah, IL USA
Read where AHJ in Belleville, IL was fired by council. Seems he was requiring homes to be upgraded to latest NEC when sold or new renter. Interim AHJ is 80 years old. It seems that things are getting nuttier every day. It must be the weather. What's next?
Rowdy

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Re: AHJ Fired #28640
08/26/03 09:23 AM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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Is the AHJ supposed to require this?

Not that I see anything wrong with it...considering the shape of the wiring in some older apartment buildings (makes you cringe).

But what happens if the house wiring is still in good shape?

Re: AHJ Fired #28641
08/26/03 09:40 AM
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rowdyrudy  Offline OP
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Belleville is a nutty area. They had inspectors and cops entering homes without warrants because someone reported unauthorized persons were living in the house/apartment. The city seems to have a requirement that anyone who lives in a house/apt in the city must register with the city. U.S. DOJ is investigating practice.
Rowdy

Re: AHJ Fired #28642
08/26/03 11:55 AM
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Ryan_J  Offline
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I think this is funny. I'm glad to see he got fired. It is hard enough to keep a good reputation for inspectors without Bozo's like this making up their own rules.


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: AHJ Fired #28643
08/26/03 12:41 PM
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pwood  Offline
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when all the facts come out it will be revealed that the ahj owned an electrical supply house.

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08/26/03 07:07 PM
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sparky  Offline
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and a pair of jackboots...

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08/26/03 09:16 PM
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Winchester EE  Offline
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rowdyrudy:

I live about 40 miles from Belleville. Small world!


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Re: AHJ Fired #28646
08/27/03 03:03 PM
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targetshootr  Offline
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ok i'll bite. what does AHJ mean.

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08/27/03 03:53 PM
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rlrct  Offline
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Authority Having Jurisdiction.

Re: AHJ Fired #28648
08/28/03 11:15 AM
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DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
Holy cow!

I've got friends in Belleville. Just consulted with 'em about improving service.

After checking the city website (Vague is a good description), I thought they might not even have an inspector (no mention online)

Yeesh. Here in North Chicago, they were trying the same thing - 80 Year old houses w/60A services mandated to upgrade to 100A, eliminate exposed BX in basements, and hardwire all smoke detectors before occupancy permit/sale allowed. Finally stopped after someone threatened a lawsuit, citing Code when built, and less than 49% renovated.

They still BS people about the BX and hardwired detectors though. But hey, who wants to fight city hall?

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