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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower inspection failed for not having antennas!

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower inspection failed for not having antennas!
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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 16:49:30 -0500 (EST)
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Go straight to the senior engineer of the building department with the
approved plans in-hand. The inspectors should be inspecting according to
the approved plans and the printed building codes. I went through this
same sort of nonsense when I was having my house built here in San Diego
County. While many ex-construction worker building inspectors will tell
you that the approved plans and building codes are "subject to individual
inspector interpretation", the bottom line was that the black & white
approved construction plans and the black & white building code provided
the final word.  I never lost to a building inspector who put his own spin
on the rules.  However, the inspector is definitely not the person you
want to have the discussion with.

Dan  KB5MY/6

> I had my new Heights Tower 61' tower inspected today for it's "Final
> Inspection" (which states that it must be done before "occupancy"), and
> found a note today that the inspector failed it! He said it was
> incomplete because there was no antennas installed on it!
> Of course the approved building plans and permits do not have any
> antennas listed, and I take the term "occupancy" to mean antennas in
> this case.
> The footing inspection was a snap, as well as getting the permit, but
> now I am in a battle on this BS.
> Anyone else run into this?
> Gary Mitchelson
> N3JPU Montgomery Co. MD  FM19
> MD/DC State USAF MARS Director AFF1MD
> USAF MARS Technical Services Manager AFN1TS
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