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MtnArch

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Dec 25, 2009
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San Juan Bautista, California
I was sent this picture by a solar contractor. I noted that the stranded wire shows damage.

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The contractor disagreed with that assessment so I sent him a picture. He still disagrees with me. He claims that what I see as damage is an optical illusion. So I asked him to eliminate the optical illusion.

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I guess he doesn't know PhotoShop!
 

ICE

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Jun 23, 2011
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California concrete jungle
The first inspection resulted in a correction to manage the bare copper EGC away from aluminum. Here the workman has removed the modules and is installing lay-in lugs to secure the wire.

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It was at the second inspection that I had this picture. Notice the plumbing vent that was shortened.
 
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Pcinspector1

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Oct 28, 2009
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MID WEST
2018 IRC going to allow the vent below a solar panel to be 2-inches.

CA code is gonna have to keep up with the times if their goin all solar!:p
 

Joe.B

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Dec 4, 2020
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Location
Arcata Ca
I write those corrections all of the time. I even make them completely remove that green "jumper" screw. Blows me away that seasoned, licensed, professional companies have been consistently doing it this way for way too long. "I've been doing it this way for 30 years" or "the county lets me do it." Don't care, doesn't make it right.
 

ICE

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Permit says furnace and AC. I called the contractor. He has attitude. Tells me how he took over from another contractor that #!&^%$ it up. Gives me grief for asking for pictures. Well I do everything from my garage and unless you're gonna haul the thing over here...I want pictures.

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The last picture is about the duct being supported by a cloth strap. The strap starts out wide enough to meet code. Over time it folds up and is not code compliant. I used to turn this stuff down but I lost that battle because the product has a listing as duct strap.

And no, I did not write corrections related to the junction box or cable.

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I delivered some corrections but not all of them. I would have delivered all of the corrections at one time but because he shorted me on the pictures I don't know what those corrections are....yet. His attitude is gone.
 
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