Another great inspection

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by thezster, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. thezster

    thezster New Member

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    Thanks to all for the input about my cleanout. I passed today's inspection with flying colors - kindasorta.... I'm truly convinced that, if your work is clean/organized/and shows a basic knowledge of plumbing - the inspectors will "bypass" some items. I had a sanitary 90 T heading to my main stack - and the inspector told me it "really should be" a sweep 90 instead... but he told me not to worry about it.... and signed off my rough in.....
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Wow , no inspector that I know would let me get away with that.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    great

    That's because we are supposed to know better.
  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    And we do, but so should they.
  5. prashster

    prashster New Member

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    It's better to look good than to feel good

    Like you, I'm not a pro, and I appreciate the line we diy'ers navigate between the code and what's easy.

    That being said, there's only one thing worse than doing your own plumbing work incorrectly without knowledge: asking pros how to do it correctly, and then still doing it incorrectly.

    Even if the inspector passed you, double shame on you ;)
  6. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    thezster, this is not a reflection on you.

    I can hear it now

    Homeowner to his friend: "Oh I just had a plumbing inspecton done on some work I did and the inspector let me do it with the wrong part installed, Imagine what they must let the plumbers get away with!!!"

    Friend: "Yeah, it's just a scam to get our money and let them charge high prices"
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That being said, there's only one thing worse than doing your own plumbing work incorrectly without knowledge: asking pros how to do it correctly, and then still doing it incorrectly.

    Which is why I try not to do "remote" piping layouts. I have even had weird installations, (which had to be taken out and discarded), when the person had a perfect drawing of what he had to do.
  8. thezster

    thezster New Member

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    Maybe it was the free beer.... ;)

    I wasn't trying to get away with anything.... the sanitary 1.5 inch T was used to maintain my 1/4inch/ft. drop along the spaghetti bowl of the bathtub drain. He told me I "might" have problems cleaning it out in the future.... but it wasn't an issue in his opinion.... What can I say?? Maybe he got lucky the previous evening....... :confused:
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