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Old 12-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:03 PM   #17
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And I pretty much agree. some code updates should be enforced. others not so much.
I'll say it again, perhaps another plumber is needed.
There are people out there that attempt to upsell.....
I was mainly warning that the "bring it to code" spiel is mostly used by tradesmen needing additional work and home inspectors.
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I am so glad what my area does not require this nonsense.

Now getting back on topic. The so called repair person and company should be reported to your state AG, for trying to take advantage of the customer, due to they saw her as an illinformed female, even though it appears that she did not take one bit of their story as the truth.

I bet if you did some digging, you may find this so called repair person new in the industry. A good friend of ours went through a ASE mechanic of a very old family car repair business in our town, trying to pull the scam of "You need a new air filter, this one is black and clogged, you have some severe leaks" attempt.

That person is no longer an employee of this business, since the owner does not run their company that way.
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I was mainly warning that the "bring it to code" spiel is mostly used by tradesmen needing additional work and home inspectors.
Actually more by non-licensed people in the trade, new people staring, those that are just pure scum.

They usually do not last long after word gets out. In my town of even 117k, with a county populace of close to 200k, the scam artists do not get away with it, and the companies put out the fire from the repercussion real quick.
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I was mainly warning that the "bring it to code" spiel is mostly used by tradesmen needing additional work and home inspectors.

Now, now....I'm a licensed Home Inspector in NH (thus checking codes constantly). Home inspectors aren't code enforcers, and in fact if we are not 110% sure that the code we are calling is correct...we have to report something to the effect of: "this ______ does not seem to be up to industry standards."

I did call the Merrimack building office today and they explained that the NH code is the code they use, there is no local code. The codes have not changed since 2009 (the plumber told her new code changes happened at the beginning of the year). They seemed pretty interested in finding out who this guy is. I'm not a rat, but don't mind putting a scare into an unethical contractor.
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Few localities require a permit for a water tank replacement

All areas of Ohio that have a plumbing inspector always inspect replacement installs of hot water tanks. It also can only be done by a licensed plumbing contractor or a home owner himself on a home owner permit. You are also required to bring it up to current code. And permits are required. It's only 45 dollars.

Usually the only major difference is the addition of a leak pan and a drain if the basement was finished since the original install. Professional plumbers already know this.

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code or no code common sense should tell you if there have been changes to the code its for a reason mainly safety. why not do them while your at it. as for not requiring a permit, i cant see any state or municipality letting a home owner or handy man install a water heater one that fires with gas two omits gases from a burner to a flew.

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