Wow, struck a nerve, didn't I? The problem with your argument is that most people are NOT smart enough to educate themselves before attempting work they have no clue about. The permit process is to protect the lowest common denominator folks from themselves and whoever later buys their house.Oh this being Maryland I am sure that we have been OMalley'd regarding permits too. That guy has his hand in every pocket available. As far as working on my own home doing anything. I will do what I want when I want, because I always do it better than code, because codes are minimal, and the day somebody tries to stop me is the day you will read about it in the papers. I shot expert in the military. All we need to do to succeed in this country again is get the government and Lawyers out of our faces, and our pocketbooks. Anybody with a brain will build something that they are going to use themselves properly. If they dont, and it falls on their head, well thats OK too. Thats called survival of the fittest. If you are too dumb to educate your self before you stick your hand into a circuit breaker box, well you get what you deserve. OK Lawyers, lets hear about how its not the persons fault if they electrocute themselves. Slimy Btards
you absolutely need a permit in carroll county md to REPLACE a water heater- not just to instal a new 1 for the first time..... just ask A1plumbing.......
i work for a general contractor doing commercial work. so i researched the code books- studied and took my "homeowners exam" in order to pull my permit for my project(addition). in CC you are able to take a homeowners exam for a project requiring a permit and it is good for that project only....... i believe there are more inspections done from inspectors opinion rather then code--
recently failed a plumbing rough-in inspection..... reason? he wanted to see the installed tub for the rough-in. i was not present but called in later and asked why- answer i need to see the rough-in. i stated the rough-in was inspected during the ground work and passed and when i called for a plumbing final he would see the tub connections thru the access panel- he replied in CC you need to instal the tub. i asked ok--- what about the toilet? you inspected the ground work (pipe stubbed up and capped off) now the next look will be during the final when it is set and you will never have seen the closet flange--- answer- well a toile is a fixture and covered under the final- what is a tub then? answer- something required during rough in inspection. i personally cant find this in a code book but maybe i missed something? so i am framed and under roof and now need to install a tub and protect for the rest of the time? dumb
side note= in CC you frame then rough plumb and electric and inspect then install windows and doors then get a framing inspection- no framing till all this is done. god help the framer if he has a mistake that needs fixed..... should be-
insulate= inspect (quick check around plumbing- electric to make sure framing wasnt destoyed by work)
finishes and finals......
the building inspector doesnt want to have felt paper on the roof so he can see the nailing- electical wont allow ANY work unless it is dried in------ i aske the question and was told to Tyvek the roof for electric then tear off for framing and roof immediately- ummmmmm no. finally they allowed me to paper and shingle. during ground work- plumbing the inspector failed me for my vent line and said he thought i should "wet vent" the work. i called in for an explanation and wentr round and round till i had to meet him on site the next day to discuss. my work was to code if not better and he wanted it his way because he thought it would be better...... i explained the diference to him and why his way was not the better way- he passed me but didnt elaborate on why and didnt thank me for the education........
inspections are good if done by inspectors following the book.