GENERAL INFORMATION

DATE OF INSPECTION: August 18, 2014

ADDRESS: 13939 Johnson Road, Phelan, CA 92371

OWNER/S: Mark Earl Barlow - Micehele Lee Barlow

TYPE OF STRUCTURE: Single Family, HUD Factory-Built, Fuqoi

HUD ID NO.: Unknown

FHA Loan No.: 048-8023638-703

PARCEL/APN: 3101-48106-0000

TRACT: 910.81

MAP REFERENCE: 4383C3/725-D1

STRUCTURE SIZE: 1440 SqFt

LOT SIZE: 88,426 SqFt

YEAR BUILT: 1987

YEAR INSTALLED: April 29, 1992

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 2

PURCHASE PRICE: $82,000

DATE OF PURCHASE: May 24, 2010

SELLER AGENT: John F. Snyder, Shear Realty- AV

 

 

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Plans & Permits

 

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The house is located in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County and is under the jurisdiction of the County's Land Use and Services Department.

Absolutely no architectural or structural plans exist for this house. No plumbing, electrical or mechanical permits are on file for this house.

The location of the manufactured house is not depicted on any plans and has never been approved by any jurisdictional authority. No survey has ever been conducted on this property to establish the exact property lines. The FHA related information is missing from the County permit file.

COUNTY PERMITS

Only three defective and insufficient permits are on file for this property:

  • 1992 Foundation

  • 2003 Canopy

  • 2013 Septic Tank


  • CRC R105.1 Permits Required:

    Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building and obtain the required permit.

  • NO STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS ON FILE

    No approved plans on file for the project.

  • CRC R106.1 Submittal Documents:

    Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, and other data shall be submitted in two or more sets with each application for a permit. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional."

  • MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS MISSING FROM FILE

    The subject property has been shipped in at least two sections. Assembly instructions should have been provided to the permit file.

  • CRC R106.1.2. Manufacturer's Installation Instructions:

    Manufacturer's installation instructions, as required by this code, shall be available on the job site at the time of inspection.

  • HOUSE AND PROPERTY LINE LOCATIONS UNDOCUMENTED

    Absolutely no architectural or structural plans exist for this house. The location of the manufactured house is not depicted on any plans and has never been approved by any jurisdictional authority. No survey has ever been conducted on this property to establish the exact property lines.

  • CRC R106.2. Site Plan or Plot Plan:

    The construction documents submitted with the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing the size and location of new construction and existing structures on the site and distances from lot lines."

  • HUD REQUIRED DOCUMENTS LACKING

  • CRC R106.2. Site Plan or Plot Plan:

    The construction documents submitted with the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing the size and location of new construction and existing structures on the site and distances from lot lines.


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    INSPECTIONS

     

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    No documentation exists that the structure was ever inspected and approved after it was installed on its base.

    HUD INSPECTIONS

    No inspection has ever been conducted on this property by a HUD approved inspector despite the fact that the house has been financed or refinanced five times since 1992: (1) June 1, 1992; (2) October 26,1993; (3) October 4, 1999; (4) May 24, 2010; and (5) August 6, 2014.

  • See Title's Finance History


  • HUD Handbook 7584. Section II[D]. Inspections:

    For newly constructed manufactured homes, initial and final inspections must be completed by FHA Compliance Inspectors, licensed engineers, registered architects, or other qualified construction industry professionals, as determined by the lender. The inspector must have a copy of the FHA required foundation certification and related plans and specifications at the time of the inspection. Also, the inspection must be completed in accordance with requirements set forth in: 1) HUD Handbook 4145.1, REV-2, CHG-1, Architectural Processing and Inspections for Home Mortgage Insurance; and 2) reported using form HUD-92051, Compliance Inspection Report.


    COUNTY INSPECTIONS

    Only three inspections have ever been on conducted on this property since 1992.

  • 1992 Foundation

  • 2003 Canopy

  • 2013 Septic Tank

    The 1992 foundation piers and footings were approved on April 23, 1992, the exact day the permit was issued without any approved plans which would indicate the scope of work. The 2003 canopy was approved on August 8, 2003, without any approved plans which would indicate the scope of work and just based on recommendations of a County official. There is evidence of leak from around the canopy into the crawlspace and damage to the foundation system. See FOUNDATION for details. The 2013 septic tank was approved on March 28, 2013, without the pump certification being on file. The overflown old tank which has contaminated the soil due to lack of proper maitenance, is abandoned underneath the house without any evidence of ever having been backfilled as required by California codes, a grave life and saftey issue. See FOUNDATION for details.

  • CRC R105.1 Permit Required.

    Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

  • APPRAISAL INSPECTIONS

    No appraisal foundation inspection has ever been on conducted on this property since 1992 despite five FHA loan finance/refinances which would have triggered the requirement.

  • HUD Handbook 4150.2. Section 8.1. Appraisal Inspections:

    Existing manufactured homes in place over one year are to be inspected by the appraiser for evidence of permanent concrete footings with tie-downs anchored to the footings."

    "The appraiser must inspect the crawl space for the following: poured in place concrete footings placed below the frost line supporting the manufactured home carriage frame, tie-downs anchored to the footings, protection from the elements and enclosed with material imperious to rot and infestation and perimeter foundation-type construction with footings extended below the frost line. The appraiser must require an engineering inspection if there is evidence of structural defects or other problems relating to the foundation or set-up of the home.

    PLUMBING INSPECTIONS

    HUD requires plumbing inspections at the time of the installation.

  • HUD Manufactured Housing Standards - Installation Program:

    The entire water supply and drainage systems are to be retested in accordance with 3280.608 and 3280.612 at the site including those plumbing parts that are field installed at the site. The tests are to be conducted after all field installed water and drainage piping is connected to the manufactured home at the installation site but prior to connection to the water supply and sewer or septic system.


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    CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

     

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    This dwelling lacks the State required Certificate of Occupancy (COO). No rough or final inspection has ever been made by a jurisdictional authority on the structural and utility components of this property and as the result this is considered an unsafe and illegal structure and occupancy.

    The 2013 California Residential Building Code (CRC) which is the applicapable local code for the subject property provides the following:

  • CRC RllO.1. Use and Occupancy.

    No building or structure shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made until the building official has issued a certificate of occupancy therefor as provided herein.
  • CRC RllO.3. Certificate Issued.

    After the building official inspects the building or structure and finds no violations of the provisions of this code or other laws that are enforced by the department of building safety, the building official shall issue a certificate of occupancy which shall contain the following:

    1. The building permit number.

    2. The address of the structure.

    3. The name and address of the owner.

    4. A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.

    5. A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code.

    6. The name of the building official.

  • As outlined below, many serious life and saftey issues exist at this property. These violations relate specifically to the critical components of the building which would have to be corrected before a COO can be issued to this property.


     

     

     

     





     

     

     

     





     

     

     

     


     


     

     

     

    EXTERIOR

    FOUNDATION MATERIAL

    concrete

    APPARENT WALL STRUCTURE

    wood

    WALL COVERING

    siding

    EXTERIOR DOOR MATERIAL

    solid wood

    DRIVEWAY MATERIAL

    soil

    SIDEWALK MATERIAL

    soil

    LANDSCAPING

    grass - bushes - trees

    FENCE

    metal

     

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    The bottom of the structure has been set only as much as 1 inch above soil in many areas exposing the wood membrane to moisture damage. Read ARTICLE by US Department of Agriculture about dangers of wood decay and how to prevent it.

  • PFG 503.1A. Height Above Grade.

  • Foundation walls shall extend at least 8" above the finished grade adjacent to the foundation at all points.





     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     


     

     

     

    FOUNDATION

    TYPE

    raised footing/crawlsapace

    MATERIAL

    concrete footings, steel piers

    ACCESS

    side opening

    VENTILATION

    inadequate

    INSULATION

    damaged

     

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    This component is considered "SUBSTANDARD" as per California Health and Safety Code as the structure is not sitting on perimeter concrete footings at all. The building is standing as much as 3 inches away from and above the footing in some areas and is only resting on undersized, deteriorating and illegal steel posts.

  • Section 17920.3.

    Any building or portion thereof including any dwelling unit, guestroom or suite of rooms, or the premises on which the same is located, in which there exists any of the following listed conditions to an extent that endangers the life, limb, health, property, safety, or welfare of the public or the occupants thereof shall be deemed and hereby is declared to be a SUBSTANDARD building:

    (b) Structural hazards shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

    (1) Deteriorated or inadequate foundations.

    (2) Defective or deteriorated flooring or floor supports.

    (3) Flooring or floor supports of insufficient size to carry imposed loads with safety.

    (4) Members of walls, partitions, or other vertical supports that split, lean, list, or buckle due to defective material or deterioration.

    (5) Members of walls, partitions, or other vertical supports that are of insufficient size to carry imposed loads with safety.

    (6) Members of ceilings, roofs, ceiling and roof supports, or other horizontal members which sag, split, or buckle due to defective material or deterioration.



  • Click HERE to learn more about this foundation's defiecincies.




     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

    GARAGE

    TYPE

    N/A

    CAPACITY

    N/A

    VEHICLE DOOR MATERIAL

    N/A

    EXIT DOOR MATERIAL

    N/A

    FIRE PROTECTION

    N/A

     

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    This property lacks garage space. Adding a carport and canopy adds resale value to the house for as much as a 78% return on the investment. Read ARTICLE to learn more about the costs and benefits of a carport.


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     


     

     

     

    PLUMBING

    TYPE

    private/ septic

    SUPPLY PIPE

    copper

    VENT PIPE

    plastic

    DRAIN PIPE

    plastic

    WASTE PIPE

    cast iron

     

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    Not only the plumbing system has never been inspected or tested since the original installation in 1992, but a complete repipe was performed in 2012 and the house's galvanized piping was replace with PEX piping. new water heater installed and the fire door removed to fit the oversized water heater. Read ARTICLE to learn more about PEX piping

    HUD CODE

  • 24 CFR 3280.612. Tests and inspection

  • (a) Water system. All water piping in the water distribution system shall be subjected to a pressure test. The test shall be made by subjecting the system to air or water at 100 psi for 15 minutes without loss of pressure.

    STATE CODE

  • CPC 101.6 Repair and Alterations

  • In existing buildings or premises in which plumbing installations are to be altered, repaired, or renovated, deviations from the provisions of this code are permitted, provided such deviations are found to be necessary and are first approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

  • CPC 101.7 Maintenance

  • The plumbing and drainage system of a premises under the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner or the owner's agent.

  • CPC 101.9 Additions, Alterations, or Repairs

  • Additions, alterations, repairs, and replacement of plumbing systems shall comply with the provisions for new systems except as otherwise provided in Section 101.11.

  • CPC 101.6.2 Openings

  • Openings into a drainage or vent system, excepting those openings to which plumbing fixtures are properly connected or which constitute vent terminals, shall be permanently plugged or capped in an approved manner, using the appropriate materials in accordance with this code.

  • CPC 102.4 Violations

  • It shall be unlawful for a person, firm, or corporation to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, or maintain lobbing or permit the same to be done in violation of this code

  • CPC 102.5 Penalties

  • A person, firm, or corporation violating a provision of this code shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both set forth by governing laws of the jurisdiction. Each separet day or portion thereof, during which a violation of this code occurs or continues, shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.

  • CPC 103.4.3 Investigation Fees - Work Without a Permit

  • Where work for which a permit is required by this code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit shall be issued for such work.

  • CPC 103.5 Inspections

  • Plumbing systems for which a permit IS required by this code shall be inspected by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. No portion of a plumbing system shall be concealed until inspected and approved. Neither the Authority having jurisdiction nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of material required to permit inspection. Where the installation of a plumbing system is complete, an additional and final inspection shall be made. Plumbing systems regulated by this code shall not be connected to the water, the energy fuel supply, or the sewer system until authorized by the Authority having Jurisdiction.

  • CPC 103.5.1 Water Supply System

  • No water supply system or portion thereof shall be covered or concealed until it first has been tested, inspected, and approved.

  • CPC 103.5.2 New Plumbing Work

  • New plumbing work and such portions of existing systems as affected by new work, or changes, shall be inspected by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the requirements of this code and to ensure that the installation and construction of the plumbing system is in accordance with approved plans.

  • CPC 103.5.6 Testing of Systems

  • Plumbing systems shall be tested and approved in accordance with this code or the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

  • CPC 103.5.6.1 Test

  • Tests shall be conducted in the presence of the Authority Having Jurisdiction or the Authority Having Jurisdiction's duly appointed representative.

  • CPC 103.5.8 Other Inspections

  • In addition to the inspections required by this code, the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be permitted to require other inspections of plumbing work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this code and other laws that are enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

  • CPC 103.5.8.1 Defective Systems

  • An air test shall be used in testing the sanitary condition of the drainage or plumbing system of building premises where there is reason to believe that it has become defective. In buildings or premises condemned by the Authority Having Jurisdiction because of an insanitary condition of the plumbing system, or part thereof, the alterations in such system shall be in accordance with the requirements of this code.

  • CPC 103.6 Connection Approval

  • No person shall make connections from a source of energy or fuel to a plumbing system or equipment regulated by this code and for which a permit is required until approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

  • CPC 103.6.1 Other connections

  • No person shall make connection from a supply line nor shall connect to a sewer system regulated by this code and for which a perimit is required until approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

    ELECTRIC SERVICE

    SERVICE TYPE

    overhead

    PROTECTION

    breakers

    AMPERAGE

    100

    VOLTAGE

    120-240

    BRANCH CIRCUIT WIRING TYPE

    N/A

    MAIN DISCONNECT RATING

    100

     

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    Undersized and unpermitted system installed in extremely dangerous unworkman like manner. Per Natinoal Fire Protection Association, one of the biggest causes of fires in buildings is an overloaded and old electrical system such as is the case here. Read ARTICLE.

    Read ARTICLE to better understand the electrical system of a house. Maintaining all components of an electrical system in proper condition is highly critical in preventing damage to building and limb.

    See electrical fire
    VIDEOS.

    HUD CODE

  • 24 CFR 3280.816 - Examination of equipment for safety

  • The examination or inspection of equipment for safety, according to this standard, shall be conducted under uniform conditions and by organizations properly equipped and qualified for experimental testing, inspections of the run of goods at factories, and service-value determinations through field examinations.

    STATE CODE

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL IS UNPERMITTED

  • CEC Section 89.108.4

  • (a) Except as exempted in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a written construction permit shall be obtained fro111 the enforcing agency prior to the erection, construction, reconstruction, installation, movement, or alteration of any electrical system.

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL LACKS REQUIRED BRANCH CIRCUITS

  • CEC Section 210.11(A)

  • The minimum number of branch circuits shall be determined from the total calculated load and the size or rating of the circuits used. In all installations, the number of circuits shall be sufficient to supply the load served. In no case shall the load on any circuit exceed the maximum specified by 220.18.

    THE SERVICE LACKS GFCI SYSTEM

  • CEC Section 210.8

  • Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel. Ground-fault circuit-interruption for personnel shall be provided as required in 210.8(A) through (C). The ground-fault circuit-interrupter shall be installed in a readily accessible location.

    See
    VIDEO.

    THE SERVICE LACKS AFCI SYSTEM

  • CEC Section 210.12

  • Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection. (A) Dwelling Units. All 120-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits supplying outlets installed in dwelling unit family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, or similar rooms or areas shall be protected by a listed arc-fault circuit interrupter, combination-type, installed to provide protection of the branch circuit.

    See
    VIDEO.

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL IS LEAKING

  • CEC Section 230.54(G)

  • Service entrance conductors shall be arranged so that water will not enter service raceway or equipment.

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL’S MAIN BREAKER IS RUSTED AND DAMAGED AND OPENINGS EXISTS IN THE PANEL

  • CEC Section 110.12

  • Electrical equipment shall be installed in a neat and workmanlike manner. (A) Unused openings, other than those intended for the operation of equipment, those intended for mounting purposes, or those permitted as part of the design for listed equipment, shall be closed to afford protection substantially equivalent to the wall of the equipment. Where metallic plugs or plates are used with nonmetallic enclosures, they shall be recessed at least 6 nun (Y4 in.) from the outer surface of the enclosure. (B) Internal parts of electrical equipment, including busbars, wiring terminals, insulators, and other surfaces, shall not be damaged or contaminated by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners, abrasives, or corrosive residues. There shall be no damaged parts that may adversely affect safe operation or mechanical strength of the equipment such as parts that are broken; bent; cut; or deteriorated by corrosion, chemical action, or overheating.

    THE FMC BELOW THE PANEL IS NOT LISTED FOR SERVICE ENTRANCE

  • CEC Section 230.50(b)(1)

  • Service-Entrance Cables. Service-Entrance cables where subject to physical damage, shall be protected by any of the following: (l) Rigid metal conduit; (2) Intermediate metal conduit; (3) Schedule 80 PVC conduit; (4) Electrical metallic tubing; (5) Reinforced thermosetting resin conduit (RTRC), (6) Other approved means.

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL’S FLEXIBLE METAL CONDUIT (FMC) IS NON-APPROVED FOR WET LOCATION AND IS RUSTED

  • CEC Section 348.12

  • FMC shall not be used in the following: (1) In wet locations.

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL’S CONDUIT IS NOT SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE POLE AND IS SITTING ON DIRT IN CRAWLSPACE

  • CEC Section 230.54 (D)

  • Service-Entrance cables shall be held securely in place.

  • CEC Section 348.30

  • FMC shall be securely fastened in place and supported in accordance with 348.30(A) and (B). (A) FMC shall be securely fastened in place by an approved means within 300 mm (12 in.) of each box, cabinet, conduit body, or other conduit termination and shall be supported and secured at intervals not to exceed 1.4 m (4 1/2 ft). (B) Horizontal runs of FMC supported by openings through framing members at intervals not greater than 1.4 m (4 1/2 ft) and securely fastened within 300 mm (12 in.) of termination points shall be permitted.



    ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL’S CONDUITS ARE SUBJECT TO PHYSICAL DAMAGE

  • CEC Section 348.12

  • FMC shall not be used in the following: (7) Where subject to physical damage.

  • CEC Section 230.50(B)

  • All Other Service-Entrance Conductors. All other service-entrance conductors, other than underground service entrance conductors, shall be protected against physical damage as specified in 230.S0(B)(1) or (B)(2). NOTE: The flexible conduits under the panel are not adequately attached and secured and one of the grounding cables has already broken off from the panel and is resting on the ground near a gas line, and the main flexible line which carries the load is rusted and not secured to the pole within 12 inches and could snap off the panel in case of an earthquake. The main flexible line is also running across the space without any protection into the building. This cable can be cut in case of human or vehicle contact and cause electrical shock which could cause death or injury.

    ELECTRICAL SERVICE CONDUIT IS NOT ENTERING THE BUILDING IN APPROVED MANNER

    Instead of the main feeder running across the space from the bottom of panel into the house, the line should have either traveled down the pole securely attached, 18” inches into the ground and raised entering the building in crawlspace or it should have travelled up the pole and across the roof and into the building. As it is, the installation is extremely dangerous and could result in injury or death.

  • CEC Section 230.6

  • Conductors Considered Outside the Building. Conductors shall be considered outside of a building or other structure under any of the following conditions: (1) Where installed under not less than 50 mm (2 in.) of concrete beneath a building or other structure (2) Where installed within a building or other structure in a raceway that is encased in concrete or brick not less than 50 mm (2 in.) thick (3) Where installed in any vault that meets the construction requirements of Article 450, Part III (4) Where installed in conduit and under not less than 450 mm (18 in.) of earth beneath a building or other structure (5) Where installed in overhead service mast on the outside surface of the building traveling through the eave of that building to me to the requirements of 230.24.

    THE SYSTEM LACKS GROUNDING. ONLY A GROUND ROD EXISTS

  • CEC Section 250.20

  • Alternating-current systems shall be grounded as provided for in 250.20(A), (B), (C). or (0). Other systems shall be permitted to be grounded. If such systems are grounded, they shall comply with the applicable provisions of this article.

    THE SYSTEM LACKS BONDING

  • CEC Section 250.92

  • The normally non-current-carrying metal parts of equipment indicated in 250.92(A)(1) and (A)(2) shall be bonded together. (1) All raceways, cable trays, cable bus framework, auxiliary gutters, or service cable armor or sheath that enclose, contain. or support service conductors, except as permitted in 250.80 (2) All enclosures containing service conductors, including meter fittings, boxes, or the like, interposed in the service raceway or armor.


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

    HEATING AND COOLING

    PRIMARY HEAT SOURCE

    gas

    PRIMARY HEAT TYPE

    forced air

    PRIMARY A/C SOURCE

    gas

    DISTRIBUTION

    duct

     

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    The AC system has been installed in complete violation of Federal Rules of Regulation (24CFR) Sections 3280.701 through 3280.715 and corresponding electrical codes as well as the following California mechanical and electrical codes as follows:

    AC HAS BEEN INSTALLED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED PERMITS

  • CMC Section 1.8.4.1

  • A written construction shall he obtained from the enforcing agency prior to the erection, construction, reconstruction, installation, or alteration mechanical system.

  • CMC 105.2 Approved Standards

  • Tests shall be made in accordance with approved testing standards by an approved testing agency at the expense of the applicant. In the absence of such standards, the Authority Jurisdiction shall have the authority to specify the test procedure.

  • 111.1 Permits Required

  • Except as permitted in Section 111.2, no mechanical system regulated by this code shall be installed, altered, repaired, replaced, or remodeled unless a separate mechanical permit for each separate building or structure has first been obtained.

  • 115.1 General

  • Mechanical systems for which a permit is required by this code shall be subject to inspection and sLlch mechanical systems shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

    AC IS NOT INSTALLED AS PER CODE AND MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS

  • CMC Section 303

  • Mechanical systems shall be installed in a manner in accordance with this code, applicable standards, and the manufacturer's installation instructions.

    AC IS NOT INSTALLED ON AND ANCHORED TO APPROVED BASE

  • CMC Section 303.5

  • Appliances designed to be fixed in position shall be securely fastened in place in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Supports for appliances shall be designed and constructed to sustain vertical and horizontal loads within the stress limitations specified in the building code.

    AC IS NOT ON DEDICATED CIRCUIT RECOMMENDED BY MANUFACTURER

  • CEC Section 440.4(C)

  • A hermetic refrigerant motor-compressor, or equipment containing such a compressor, having a protection system that is approved for use with the motor-compressor that it protects and that permits continuous current in excess of the specified percentage of nameplate rated-load current given in 440.52(B)(2) or (B)(4) sha1l also be marked with a branch-circuit selection current that complies with 440.52(B)(2) or (B)(4). This marking shall be provided by the equipment manufacturer and shall be on the nameplate(s) where the rated-load current(s) appears.

  • CEC Section 440.52(A)

  • Each motor-compressor shall be protected against overload and failure to start by one of the following means: (3) A fuse or inverse time circuit breaker responsive to motor current, which shall also be permitted to serve as the branch-circuit short-circuit and ground-fault protective device. This device shall be rated at not more than 125 percent of the motor-compressor rated-load current. It shall have sufficient time delay to permit the motor-compressor to start and accelerate its load. The equipment or the motor-compressor shall be marked with this maximum branch-circuit fuse or inverse time circuit breaker rating. CEC Section 440.52(B)(3): A fuse or inverse time circuit breaker selected in accordance with 440.S2(A)(3).

    AC IS ENERGIZED BY UNPERMITTED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL SERVICE.

    (A) ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL IS UNPERMITTED
  • CEC Section 89.108.4.1

  • (a) Except as exempted in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a written construction permit shall be obtained fro111 the enforcing agency prior to the erection, construction, reconstruction, installation, movement, or alteration of any electrical system.

    (B) ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL LACKS REQUIRED BRANCH CIRCUITS
  • CEC Section 210.11(A)

  • The minimum number of branch circuits shall be determined from the total calculated load and the size or rating of the circuits used. In all installations, the number of circuits shall be sufficient to supply the load served. In no case shall the load on any circuit exceed the maximum specified by 220.18. [FIG. 2]


     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     


     


     

     

     

    ROOF

    STYLE

    gable

    MATERIAL

    composite shingles

    DRAINAGE

    N/A

     

    observations

     



    Does not meet FHA Minimum Standard. Gutters and downspouts needed to comply with Appendix 1 [4240.4] 1-17.F requirements.


     

     

     

     


     

     

    ATTIC

    ACCESS

    ceiling opening

    VENTILATION

    N/A

    INSULATION

    N/A

     

    observations

     



    No inspection analysis of this component of the structure has ever been recorded by anyone. The condition of attic unknown.



     

     


    This picture is taken from inside the shed by the appraiser on July 2, 2014.

     

     

     

     


     


     

    INTERIOR ROOMS

    CONDITIONED AIR DISTRIBUTION

    registers

    ELECTRICAL

    non-afci

    WALL COVERING

    paint

    CLOSET DOOR TYPE

    glass

    FLOORING

    tile - carpet

     

    observations

     



    Structural elements of the room must be inspected in order to determine if any structural damage has occured as the result of repipe.
    AFCI protection needed for electrical outlets. See VIDEO to learn more about AFCI protection.

  • 2013 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE SECTION 210.12(B)

  • Dwelling Unit Bedrooms. All branch circuits supplying 15 or 20A, single­phase, 125V outlets installed in dwelling unit bedrooms must be AFCI protected by a listed device that protects the entire branch circuit.




     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     


     

     


     

     

     


     

     

     

    BATHROOMS

    FIXTURES

    porcelain

    SHOWER DOOR

    N/A

    CABINETS

    wood

    COUNTERTOPS

    faux granite

    FLOOR COVERING

    wood laminate

    EXHAUST FAN

    N/A

    ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

    non/gfci

     

    observations

     



    Structural elements of the room must be inspected in order to determine if any structural damage has occured as the result of repipe.
    GFCI protection needed for electrical outlets. See VIDEO to learn more about GFCI protection.

  • 2013 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE SECTION 210.8(1)

  • Ground-fault circuit-interruption (GFCI) for personnel shall be provided as required in section 210.8 (A) though (C). The GFCI shall be installed in a readily accessible location.

    In dwelling units, all 12-volt, single phase, 15 and 20 ampere receptacles installed in the locations specified in 210.8(A)(1) through (8) shall have GFCI protection.
    1) Bathrooms – All receptacles in a bathroom are required to be GFCI protected.



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     


     

     

     

    LAUNDRY

    ENERGY SOURCE

    gas/ electricity

    DRYER DUCT

    N/A

    SINK

    N/A

    DRAINAGE SYSTEM

    N/A

     

    observations

     



    Structural elements of the room must be inspected in order to determine if any structural damage has occured as the result of repipe.


     

     

     

     


     

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