Originally Posted By: wdecker
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I have seen this a great deal, when people enclose and side their back porches.
Around here, they like the SE to be in rigid pipe. The picture looks like it is the older flex cable. The code (in Chicago) calls for this SE to be placed in rigid pipe if there is any work done. They claim that removing the SE from the wall and putting it back after the siding is up is sufficient new work for they to require that the SE be reinstalled in pipe.
But, even when they don't cover the SE, I see people, all the time, just putting it back up. When the code guys see this (new siding, old flex SE) they get mad and start fining very heavy.
I have warned a coupld of clients that this would occur. I didn't want them buying that liability (for the fine) with the house.
Code inspectors in Chicago routinly check the house sales transactions (pulic records) and check out the place after the sale. Some look for violations, some for $.
Decker Home Services
Skokie, IL 60076