so last week me and a guy from my company did an air conditioning install at some lady's house.
this was my first job to be inspected by the city.
as most of you know , i'm no big fan of rip-off companies , like the one i work for.
it was a very expensive job but the lady was happy.
plus she had to pay for permit and duct test, by law.
so a week later we get a call that the install failed inspection.
we go to the house after the inspector was there, the lady is all upset, SOMEBODY told her she got ripped-off , told her the job was terrible, and she handed us a big list of reasons why it didn't pass inspection.
she threatened to complain to the company
(like our company cares)
everything except one on the list was BS, the inspector trumped up charges, and it was obvious he had some kind of problem with the price or a grudge against the company.
i kid you not, the inspector told us to move a wooden attic beam (which wasn't in the way) and told us to flip the unit
(for no reason ,which wasn't the way the old one was, and meant we would have to completly re-do the ductwork and place the unit in a hard access location)
after the 2nd company PASSED the ductwork.
the inspector told us HE is NOT PASSING the ductwork, and he's calling the duct testing company out again.
he claims there is visible gaping holes in it, which is not true and impossible since the duct company pressurizes the ducts.
so our boss told us to be nice to the inspector and not piss him off.
i asked what the chances were to request another inspector and they told me not likely.
inspectors , forced by law to be paid by the home owner, telling customers they got ripped off, just to make a company look bad.
maybe we should offer him a bribe, and make the country fully corrupt.
WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would think getting the government involved in every little thing would be good?
you're paying someone for nothing, why would anyone want their lives to be effected by someone's little opinion.
as most of you know , i'm no fan of companies, but throwing the city into the mix is the wrong way to go.
the first step to reform is to start choking out this government of tax money and the ability to collect fees.