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Old 03-04-2010, 09:12 AM
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More importantly, a garage is considered to be an "outdoor" area. Nearly all modern local building codes require GFCI's in garages now. Of course, at the time the home was built, it probably wasn't required. But to cover himself, a prudent inspector will make note of this.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by escanlan View Post
I can tell you are not so thrilled about that requirement. Neither are many Inspectors! I have a statement explaining why it is being called out, and it also states to contact TREC for further clarifications.
It really doesn't bother me because I understand inspection reports evolve and hopefully improve. My main complaint is with the inspectors who lack the communication skills to explain to the buyer why they now report on these items. I do like that TREC changed the reports from "In need of repair" to "Deficient".

For the record, I sure am glad there are several good inspectors who post on here at times. You guys help educate the public and give additional insight to us agents. The most knowledge I've learned in RE has come attending inspections with my clents.

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