I’m still working on my own house, very long job. completed the framing on the kitchen addition, but had to also do the electrical, hvac and plumbing and have them inspected before the framing inspection.(standard stuff).
I designed my house, then had a technical architect do the drawings for the permit. There were a lot of beams, lintel, etc and had to have an engineering firm sign of on that stuff. city made no changes, approved all the drawings. I built the second floor addition, inspections passed, then built the rear addition.
So, I call for the framing inspection, and the inspector fails the work ( a ridge beam is not big enough for the span, even though it is exactly as drawn and wants me to triple it,) and some other things he wants changed. The whole thing is built as per the drawings.
I am complying with all of his changes, but it has set me back months because I had other jobs to do when I should have been at the drywall stage in my house.
Some people I talk to about it say I should have fought it out with the inspector. I did disagree with him, but he said get an engineer to redo all the span calculations and he would accept it, but that was too costly for me. They say that he is not an engineer and can’t recommend changes, only check that the work was done as per the permitted drawings.
As I said, I am not fighting him and am doing the changes,( want to stay in his good books for my future work ) just wonder what other peoples opinions might be on this.