April 24, 2012 | No happy thoughts for me this week about harmony in the codes for all. I want the worst of it, your worst story about codes, inspectors, permits and the like. Come on, take me down; knock me out. You know I used to be an inspector…now I just review your plans and decide how long it takes you to get a permit, he, he, he.* Give me your rant!
*[Cynical, diabolical laugh]
All kidding aside, I want to hear about how things are going for you with codes and their enforcement in your area, and not just the bad stuff. I’d like to hear your good experiences too and if you’re working well with your building department. Give me your pulse of how the building code industry is affecting your business. Help me understand where it is I can help NADRA…and help you.
“I had an inspector require me to pull a nail out of a hanger to verify if it was the correct nail. Nope…it was a short hanger nail used in a double joist hanger. The manufacturer called for 3-inch nails. The inspector was correct, but in the big scheme of things, the load limits for the hanger’s correct installation was ten fold what I used it for. It was a double joist used as a nailer for a change in decking direction. It wasn’t going anywhere as it stood, but alas, it had the wrong nails, and it cost me the inspection that day. Always kept the hardware catalog and instructions with me after that.”