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Old 06-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Code enforcement / Inspections are not universal.


It is worth remembering that not all States / Jurisdictions / Municipalities have inspections, or code enforcement of any kind. While that doesn't necessarily make it right,....it DOES mean we should all remember that before we gang up on some DIY'er who does not have the benefit of his local inspectors wisdom.

Just say'in..
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nor do all building official interpret the code the same, nor enforce the code as written ..... but when there is a building code, permits are required and inspections the building official can be a valuable source of information because they are the one that determines whether drawings are required, whether the drawings need to be designed by a design professional, which code they must be designed under and other useful information as such ....

I understand about areas without a code, I designed a residence in Maine a few years back and was shocked that Maine did not have a building code at that time ....
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I understand about areas without a code, I designed a residence in Maine a few years back and was shocked that Maine did not have a building code at that time ....
We do now. But NH is still lawless.
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It is worth remembering that not all States / Jurisdictions / Municipalities have inspections, or code enforcement of any kind. While that doesn't necessarily make it right,....it DOES mean we should all remember that before we gang up on some DIY'er who does not have the benefit of his local inspectors wisdom.

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What your take on Diy'ers who do illegal work not up to code who DO NEED permits and inspections like the thread...."desk posts not plumb issue"?
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Sorry, but I am not following the point of this thread.

Anyone in the trades knows this point already = Codes, and how they are defined (by local officials) are different in each area, and a lot different per region.
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The point of the thread is that not every area has the codes or inspections. Plus this website covers more than the USA. I have lived in areas where there are no building inspectors.
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The point of the thread is that not every area has the codes or inspections.
It's a meaningless point then.

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While that doesn't necessarily make it right,....it DOES mean we should all remember that before we gang up on some DIY'er who does not have the benefit of his local inspectors wisdom.
Some over reach and some are poorly interpreted...
but every line in the codes describe lessons learned the hard way.

ALL of them are intended to IMPROVE the quality of the work being done.
Even if your area doesn't require observing a specific code standard...
still have a plan based on some objective and legitimate criteria.
What's on sale at the home center that week shouldn't determine how you do the job.

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What your take on Diy'ers who do illegal work not up to code who DO NEED permits and inspections like the thread...."desk posts not plumb issue"?
i do not approve.
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Sorry, but I am not following the point of this thread.

Anyone in the trades knows this point already = Codes, and how they are defined (by local officials) are different in each area, and a lot different per region.
i would beg to differ. And the point is exactly that. My perception is that many in the trades (here) are quick to jump on other DIY'ers when that individual does not follow code (as understood by the person responding.)
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It's a meaningless point then.

Why?
By the response of some it seems they think that all places around the globe should have they same code as they do. And have inspectors to enforce the code. Not all do.

Valid point.

Now I am all for code and meeting or exceeding it
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