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Subject:  Re: Dead Dishwasher Date:  12/13/2012  10:31 AM
Author:  vkg Number:  869546 of 886198

What? What part of connecting a dishwasher to preexisting water supply and sanitary sewer systems would require a permit? As far as I know the final connection of appliances is outside the scope of any plumbing code used in the USA.

Unfortunately, it sounds plausible. Cities are becoming more aggressive about controlling everything.

We are required to have permits to replace a hot water heater. It doesn't require a "Master Plumber" to pull the permit. It did require putting the hot water heater on a stand (to avoid small explosions).

Neighbors were replacing kitchen cabinets with no structural changes, while we were having major remodeling done. The inspector noticed the contractor's truck, and shut it down because they didn't have permits.
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