Inspection Issues

Curtis Koble Posted By Curtis Koble, Dec 15, 2005 at 12:25 AM

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  1. Curtis Koble

    Curtis Koble
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    My regency 2400 insert is due early next week and I’m told will be installed next week. No I don’t believe it but anyway I found time to go to the town inspection office to apply for my permits. Yes two permits one for the inspector and one for the Fire Marshall. I walk in with the full manual and pictures. I took pics inside and out of the metal zero clearance fireplace that the unit will be installed in. The inspector says 135 bucks. I said would you like to see it before the install, he said no need to. I then asked him what do you look for in the inspection. He says as long as you meet the minimum clearances. I then said here are some pictures of inside the fireplace and the UL tag. He says I don’t need to see them. Then I asked what would the Fire Marshal be looking for. He says just the clearances. Needless to say I walked out shaking my head in disbelief, out 135 bucks.

    I want to thank all the posts that I read that helped me assure that I will be able to sleep at nights because I tripled checked all the safety issues that have been brought up. Don’t count on your local inspector to due it for you. This is not a hit on all inspectors as the ones in this forum helped me tremendously
     
  2. elkimmeg

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    $135 ???? We charge $35, which must be the best bargain going. And I do real inspections. Unfortunately not all inspectors are competent. Like any profession, there are some that are good and other’s mailing it in. Well at least you had Hearthnet to set a safe guideline. Good luck. and follow up with your burning experiences
     
  3. Rhone

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    Yeah, that seems extremely high. Fire Marshalls in my area, inspect gas appliances. The building inspector inspects wood burning appliances. Can't understand why you'd need both. Next, it was something like $30 + $5 per thousand above $2,000 rounded up. Since I paid $3,566 for my unit + liner + installation they charged me $40 for it to be inspected.
     
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