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Old 12-05-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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So I need someone to explain this to me. I had to replace a water heater at my home in Round Rock. The extra cost involved to bring up to code was ridiculous. Drip pan, venting, drains etc. Just another way for special interest to tack on fees and protect their jobs. This also included a $35.00 city of Round Rock fee (TAX) to replace this water heater. My house is less than 15 years old so this is concerns a lot of you. Now the interesting part. The city has to come and expect the job that was done and inspect my smoke alarms. I resent this intrusion in my life as I have to select a two to three hour window to let these bureaucrats in my house. What’s next the inspection of my coffee maker? I am so tired of government cowering to special interest groups with no consideration to citizens. I realize with all the issues today this is minor thing. My suggestion is replace your water heater yourself, tell the store you live outside any city limits and preserve your domain. By the way Lowes did an excellent job on the install.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That sounds like a crock. I wasn't aware that the city could inspect your smoke alarms if it wasn't associated with a sale. What could they do if you refuse?
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