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#28639 - 08/26/03 10:11 AM AHJ Fired  
rowdyrudy  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 169
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?

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#28640 - 08/26/03 10:23 AM Re: AHJ Fired  
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
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?

#28641 - 08/26/03 10:40 AM Re: AHJ Fired  
rowdyrudy  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 169
Mascoutah, IL USA
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.

#28642 - 08/26/03 12:55 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
Ryan_J  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
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

#28643 - 08/26/03 01:41 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
pwood  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 67
castella,calif usa
when all the facts come out it will be revealed that the ahj owned an electrical supply house.

#28644 - 08/26/03 08:07 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
sparky  Offline
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and a pair of jackboots...

#28645 - 08/26/03 10:16 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
Winchester EE  Offline
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Posts: 9
St. Louis

I live about 40 miles from Belleville. Small world!

Please buy American made Winchester ammunition! Business is slowly going overseas!

#28646 - 08/27/03 04:03 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
targetshootr  Offline
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Posts: 55
ok i'll bite. what does AHJ mean.

#28647 - 08/27/03 04:53 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
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South Windsor, CT
Authority Having Jurisdiction.

#28648 - 08/28/03 12:15 PM Re: AHJ Fired  
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
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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