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Old 06-05-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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An interesting question for DIY'ers


When, as a DIY'er, not as a professional, do you feel it necessary to pull a permit?

When you run a new electric circuit?
Or a new sub-panel?
Do something that you haven't done before and just want it checked?

How about if you replace all your faucets?
Replace a toilet?
Turn a Tub/Shower into a full shower?
Add a complete bathroom in the basement?

Or,
Replace an Exterior Door or Window with one the similar size?
Knock down a non-load bearing wall?
Replace an exterior window or door with a larger one?
Move an exterior door or window to a new location?

How about if you convert your basement to a livable area by adding 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom?
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Ayuh,..... Can't answer that question,......

The 5th Amendment comes to mind,........
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I am not associated with any government authority. Not that I remember anyway. Besides, this is all theoretical, isn't it? Of course, we all pull permits and get inspected. Don't we?
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What you even need to pull permits for. From place to place but most places I've been wouldn't even require a permit to be pulled for such things as replacing a faucet or toilet. Some of the others would in some places and not in others it's quite area dependent.

Of course we all pull permits where they are required......
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That last one for sure would require a permit.
Several reasons why, egress, zoning, septic systems are rated by the number of bedrooms, not bathrooms, your going to be dealing with electric, plumbing, HVAC.
I've seen cases where it was done with no permit and the house get sold and they make them tear it all before closing.
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Times are changing and big brother is going onto a computer EVERYWHERE.
Permits should always be pulled where/when your local authorities require them, no exceptions. The answer to your questions don't come from an internet forum, you get them by asking the permit office.

There's more. You keep a record of the entire process, pictures, copies of paperwork, and lots of notes and leave copies of everything in a zip lock near the electrical panel. Your city/town will have some of that information but pictures and notes probably not.

Why? I have been asked related questions 30 years down the road bu insurance inspectors and building inspectors and those people were not the ones involved when the house was built/modified.

Somebody will buy your house from someone some day and when that time comes they will be able to search to be sure all work was permitted and inspected. It is a can of worms that needs to be avoided. The old habit of not pulling permits is a serious mistake.

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When, as a DIY'er, not as a professional, do you feel it necessary to pull a permit?
Asking for a friend, right?
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Asking for a friend, right?
A cousin of a friend of a neighbor I used to live next door to years ago in another state that I bumped into by accident on a plane.
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Around herabouts the inspector (s) say that if you've hired licenced electrician, mason, carpenter, etc they'll look and most likely sign off. If you're a DIYer they'll go over everything with a fine tooth comb. "You pays your money, and you takes your chance".
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Hiring an inspector is just like hiring a contractor. There are good ones, and bad ones. Some inspectors are very knowledgable and will help you remedy any problems. And some inspectors have earned the title of Dumb & Stupid.
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