you know inspectors are pretty good around here. They do cut us some slack because we do really good work so they don't always come take a good look. New construction usally get a walkthough but changeouts are a diff story. Noboby files a perment for a change out unless the HO ask for it, and in my opion this is were they need it the most. I am not saying I have not made things work in the past but some of the hack I have seen in the past MAN. If the they lowered the permit cost and required one to get a unit you would see a lot less CAN'T SEE IT FROM MY HOUSE.
What is the inspectors job
A) to make sure the HVAC guy does not kill the HO
B) to inform the HO of a good job or bad
If the inspector sees use do something wrong he just calls the boss and the door gets closed behind the mech for a good long talking to