Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Joe, I was pretty surprised by that response.
An HI is not responsible for "accepting" an installation, and for an existing installation it involves a bit of research into local codes and existing permits to define exactly what is the required legal minimum in order to put things in mandatory "shall or must" language. I have done that, and also applied the general hazard provisions as a codes official ... but it's just not part of a typical home inspection.
I am all for safe installations and using the latest standards and model codes as a guide ... but for an existing home they are indeed a guide for an HI, and they do not have the legal authority to mandate that.
Just my opinion and 2-nickles
Robert O'Connor, PE
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I am absolutely amazed sometimes by how much thought goes into doing things wrong