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Finally, My Dream Shop #16: Well, Another Problem (?) is Found !

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Blog entry by Calgirl posted 12-13-2007 09:37 PM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Ongoing Saga Part 16 of Finally, My Dream Shop series Part 17: WE PASSED FINAL INSPECTION !! »

Surprise! Surprise! The inspector found another problem that he just happened to miss on his previous 5 visits! This time, the step into the building is too high. So the contractor has to come back out and throw some dirt under the entry door. I called the city to complain about this redundant, stupid, wasteful process but of course after sitting on hold for about 20 minutes, the phone was answered by someone’s recorder. I did leave a message, but have little faith that it will help. And, I first called the GC office to ask if it would be alright to call the city and was told it was O.K. Now, on a subsequent call to the GC I am told that “we don’t want to make the inspector mad” so I should hold off complaining until everything is done. My question is just which year do they think that everything will be done?

I am so upset I could spit nails with more force than a nail gun!

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !



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Karson

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#1 posted 12-13-2007 10:08 PM

Next time tell you to give you the certificate and you will make sure that the problem is corrected.

Idiots.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#2 posted 12-13-2007 10:18 PM

When I bought my home there were two items that had never had the final inspection. The previous owner had failed to get that done, or the GC or who ever. But, it was my responsibility to get it done. One was the Glass solarium where the hot tub was. We had owned the house for 1 year and don’t know how long it had been completed before we bought it.

The electrical inspectior came out and saw a ceiling fan with a light over the hot tum. He said, “your not suppose to have an electric fan over a hot tub. But, if the electrician put it in, it must be ok.” Passed.

On the workshop which had never had an electric inspection and final inspection. I called the builder and he said. “It was never inspected, llet me come over and check it out because I don’t like failed inspections, then I’ll call for the inspection.”

Of course I had added another circuit panel and about 10 circuits after I bought the home and I was setting up the workshop with all of my tools. The electrician came and I told him I added another panel. He checked it out and found that I used too large a wire on one of the circuits, so he replaced the wire. Cost $100.00 but it passed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#3 posted 12-13-2007 10:19 PM

As someone else pointed out in an earlier post, these gentlemen are just trying to justify their reason for being. At any rate Calgirl, take heart that the fiasco is almost at an end.

Wait! I’m trying to get the thought of Karson in a hot tub out of my mind! Ahhhhhhhhhhh. ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Karson

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#4 posted 12-13-2007 10:30 PM

Takes all the ackes and pains out. My wife wants to know why we had never bought one. Of course it’s nice having it inside. The hot tub keeps the glass room at about 54 deg during the winter. You don’t have to be Scandinavian to enjoy it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#5 posted 12-13-2007 10:34 PM

Just teasin ya big guy. They are great for aches and pains as you say, especially as we get older.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-14-2007 05:47 AM

What,Chip, first you call Karson fat and then you call him old?? Boy that’s flirtin’ with danger.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 12-14-2007 10:44 AM

Just keep on plugging Calgirl. Once that inspector figures out that there isn’t anything coming his way, he will give up and finally quit wasting everyone’s time – you will finaly pass the inspection. My oldest son built a new two story house across the street from me about 3 years ago (yes, he and his wife and my granddaughter moved in with us for almost a year). Getting the house past the inspector was a nightmare! It took almost 3 months AFTER it was completed to get everything passed finally.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 12-14-2007 12:08 PM

thank goodness for this blog—you have the entire process recorded.
So, as soon as you get the pass, do the chain of complaint line—the inspectors report to someone… and then to someone who can make a difference with the system. Someone has to make this stop so the next people don’t have to endure the same thing. Your local government official should be informed – they have the power to change policies—and your local newspaper—the readers (we, the people) have a lot of power. It’s time to speak up.
If nothing else, the inspectors aren’t doing their job right if they just noticed something … it should have all been noticed on the plans and if not, on their first visit.

When we put our addition on the house our builders said, “don’t worry about the inspector, he’ll see it and he’ll be stopping by, don’t worry.” He did.. don’t think he said anything nor did I hear back from him. But, in hindsight, I wish he had been there keeping an eye on the builders. We’ve had a few problems that might have been fixed before the builders left. Inspectors serve a good purpose—if they don’t lose sight of their goal.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dadoo

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#9 posted 12-14-2007 02:33 PM

5 inspections is 4 too many. I told ya, this guy’s scammin’ you all. Remember, he inspects for other people too. How many others are going thru this crap?

Since you called his boss (and got nothing) maybe you should just call the local news. They just love exposing these crooks. Our local news team even has a fancy name…The I-Team! You might want to call the cops too. There are people who investigate white collar crime.

I’m sorry you have to go thru this. You’re spittin nails. Stop that! It’s unladylike!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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