I'm not overly worried about trim, I'll be covering with insulation, drywall, painting the drywall and then putting furring strips over the drywall and putting up peg board. Some day.
So this time he gave me a writeup which I'll attach below and informed me that he spoke with the building department director and he's going to charge the inspection fee each time he comes out.
1) So because the pipe for the feeder is PVC between the junction box and the panel, he wants a ground conductor. Or I can make the pipe EMT. He doesn't care that there's a ground clamp on the rigid metal. From discussions here I've been under the impression that I'm to code.
2) He says staple NM to code. This refers to where NM cable comes out of the blue boxes that have clamp tabs and go through studs within 4". Everything else was stapled at the time of inspection. He wants a staple on the NM in the 4" between the box and the hole in the stud.
3) "Make up grounds as loose". He pulled one out, pulled it apart.
4) PVC #40 not rated for use. He looked right at the PVC last time and said nothing.
5) Missing ground rod. He didn't even look when he wrote this up. 2 ground rods were installed. He said the wire has to be protected, schedule 40 isn't okay, EMT is okay. Thanks for pointing this out in the first or second inspection. Oh wait, he didn't even look.
5) Install fittings in boxes as needed. ???
6) Install KO seals as needed. I asked for an afternoon inspection, and every other time he's inspected it has been after 1 PM. Today he shows up at 11:15 and I was still in the middle of working on everything. And once again, he has never mentioned this before, and if he had and it was the only thing I'd ask if he could catch it at final since the panel is surface mounted and won't be covered.
7) reinspection fee.
I'll be talking to the director myself after their lunch hour is over. Any help anyone can offer for applicable code sections for me to refer to would be helpful please.