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Had a client this morning ask if he were installing and modifying a structural system bought secondhand, would he need a building permit, since the system’s already gotten a permit before.

Wow, I thought I could ask dumb questions.

“Sure man, even though it was originally erected in another state, torn down, transported, modified and installed by your unskilled factory workers, the state would have no problem if you just did it with no inspections or review.As a matter of fact, they’d give you the citizen of the year award and a million dollars for saving them the paperwork and saving yourself the five hundred dollars you’re going to have to spend to get a permit, you cheap…”

I’m truly astounded at the level of singleminded cheapness in this town sometimes.

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