It’s a tripping hazard in the required access path."Would you let the gutter run a foot past the end of the roof because it came in pre-cut lengths?"
I could reject it if I was the owner or architect. I don't know of anything in the code that would let me reject it if I were an inspector.
I really believe that specific code section(s) should be cited when a job is tagged, it prevents the Urban Legend Code* from being cited, & is a learning experience for all, but in a good number posts here the "installers" don't give a flying **** either.When I was a newbie inspector I had a knowledgeable supervisor that was trusted by all. One day I lamented that I see things that are wrong that have no code to use to correct them. He said to make one up. He said that 90% of the people out there don't know the code and won't know any better.
I Agree,I write way too many corrections to provide code sections. If I had cheat sheet I could provide sections....but I don't. Consider that I do 12 virtual inspections each day. Some get no corrections and others get twenty. Of the twelve, half involve two to four trades. I find electricians with a code book a few times a month. I have never encountered anyone with a Building/Residential code book. Maybe twice have I run into a contractor with a mechanical code book. The electricians that have a code book seldom need a code section to go with a correction. Now and then they give me a code section.
Your reason for not fabricating a code does not fit with my circumstances. There is no respect for me to lose. The majority of the constituents come from a culture of acceptable corruption. The majority of the building officials are inept to straight up evil.Anyone who has a phone has access to a digital code book in the field. In todays digital age there are no excuses for not having access to a code book.
Also the practice of "making up a code" should be a thing of the past. I am sure you do not like it when a contractor lies to you and when you make up a code you are lying to the contractor and you have just lost any trust or respect you may have built for yourself over the years
I'll go back on the oranges about this time next month....I always get a frantic phone call from the owner with the dog chain correction .....the gutters is a lost cause.We call your examples "Suggestions" not corrections. Do you do a follow up inspection to see if they complied with your corrections?