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Old 10-11-2019, 10:18 PM   #11
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you are the exception to the norm.....
He's not really the exception no. There are plenty of places who has good inspectors who used to be plumbers. It's a mix. In Grand Forks ND we have 2 people who used to be plumbers and they know their stuff. On the other side of the river in East Grand Forks MN the city uses an engineering company who hired the old fire marshall as an inspector and he and another guy barely knows anything about plumbing. Hit and miss but good inspectors are out there in plenty of places

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I'll take exception to that.



You take exception to that because YOU ARE THE EXCEPTION. Most in my experience are as others have described.










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I worked for an oil and gas company right out of high school and was a tack welder/ grinder/slave and would watch welding inspectors critique welds on pipe, xray and whatnot. I got to talking to one inspector and he said he never welded a day in his life??? He said all you need is a bachelor's degree. I think he said he was a retired social worker or some ****!

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Dealing with inspectors in general is nothing but a game. Best to schedule inspection just before lunch or last part of the day. Never first thing or just after lunch. If you must schedule outside of that, intentionally forget a j-hook or talon. It makes them feel good that they know more than you and actually caught you on something.

Straight from the horses mouth.... our inspector let it slip one day that he actually has a quota for reinspection fees per month.

Put government in charge of anything and becomes a money hungry machine.
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Dealing with inspectors in general is nothing but a game. Best to schedule inspection just before lunch or last part of the day. Never first thing or just after lunch. If you must schedule outside of that, intentionally forget a j-hook or talon. It makes them feel good that they know more than you and actually caught you on something.

Straight from the horses mouth.... our inspector let it slip one day that he actually has a quota for reinspection fees per month.

Put government in charge of anything and becomes a money hungry machine.
LOL...for the longest time many years ago it was customary to fold up a $20 and give it to the inspector during a shake and say " can I buy you lunch"..not so much now with all the cameras and recording devices, but im sure there are plenty out there...
Id like to see the inspection paper work on the hardrock hotel that just collapsed in new orleans and see if inspections were actually done..

https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-orlea...apses-injuries
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