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04:26AM | 02/17/03
Member Since: 01/27/03
2 lifetime posts
Ok. I have a little situation on my hands. I recently purchased a house. The water heater needed replacing. It is a gas unit. The realtor and the inspector both recommended a local A/C handyman to do the work. I assumed with two recommendation there should be no problem. Well, while he was working, a city building inspector showed up and asked for license and permit. He had neither. He was told to stop working. All this unknown to me. The next day the inspector showed up and I talked to him. He said the guy has no license and did not get a permit.

The plumber is trying to tell me he is working under his Master Plumber. He would still need a license right?

I'm a little new to all this permit and lisence stuff. I don't want to get on the wrong side of the city inspector.

Thanks for any help.


04:07AM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
I am no sure but if he is working under master plumber then the master needs to be supervising. In either case he still needs the permit which only the master can pull.


01:54AM | 02/23/03
Member Since: 01/31/03
29 lifetime posts
well lets give it a go. To change a water heater anymore you need a permit in most areas as stated by the inspector. If the handyman is working under a Master Licensed Plumber then he should have the relevent information (License Number and Insurance Info) with him at all times as required by law. If he doesnt have this info then he is a TRUE HANDYMAN. Yes it takes a Licensed and Insured Plumber to draw a permit. But in most cases a Home Owner can draw a permit for plumbing in their own home as well. However if you do the work without a permit and get caught you can be required by most cities and counties to pay double the permit fees and still have to pass inspection afterwards. Hope this helps.

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