Re: DWV and Fernco Part II
Posted by e-plumber on February 26, 2004 at 10:05:39:
In response to Re: DWV and Fernco Part II
: : Contractors cannot fast talk their way out of an inspection.

: You *are* kidding here, right? My brother's house (in a jurisdiction that uses the UPC and requires inspection), plumbed by a licensed professional, has S-traps under the lavatory and kitchen sink. Oh, yeah, *that* passed inspection.

: The licensed professional plumber who came out to adjust my boiler today did it backwards: the gas pressure was already too high (boiler is overfiring) and he raised it. He set the gas valve output pressure to the rated *input* pressure of the boiler.

: I quit arguing after about 10 minutes, thanked him, sent him on his way, turned off the boiler, and called someone else. The only reason the guy was there in the first place was that his company installed the new gas valve under my home warranty (the only company they use).

: : You, as the homeowner is responsible to make sure whoever works in your home is competent, licensed, insured and all work performed is filed, inspected and approved.

: True, but without the necessary information, how can one judge competence? The best thing this board provides is the data necessary to make an informed judgement.

: As to inspections and filings, in many jurisdictions, these things don't exist. The only inspection my plumbing gets is the one *I* do, and that's not by my choice. Don't assume that everything is the same everywhere as it is where you are.

: Lest I seem too critical, let me hasten to add that I notice that you post a lot of useful information.

Reply:
Does it matter how small or large the city, town or village is? If a homeowner hires a contractor they didn't know anything about to work in their home, they should ask the contractor to supply a list of references. This sort of problem could have been nipped in the bud.
Unfortuately, it's an expensive learning experience for this person.
e-plumber


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