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Old 04-21-2010, 11:46 PM   #16
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When permitting an old installation today it does have to meet current code. In the eyes of my AHJ it's as if the install happened today and not 20 years ago and so is subject to today's standards.

This is true for the work being performed, but unless the system or structure is undergoing a (in Chicago it's 60%) change, then the old will be grandfathered in.
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This is true for the work being performed, but unless the system or structure is undergoing a (in Chicago it's 60%) change, then the old will be grandfathered in.
As I understand it from my inspector, there is no such thing as "grandfathered" for work that was done without a permit. Basically, the work has to conform to the standards in place when the permit was pulled NOT when the work was done.
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