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dreamdoctor

I called the local building official - no statute of limitations on building code. If it was not built to current code it is always a liability to the arch/designer/builder in the event of injury, death, failure or future code evaluation. Follow current code when designing/building regardless of how much you want elec outlets in the shower to make toast while showering. It avoids building time bombs into the project as I term them. There are definitely statutes of limitations for things just not building code, which is the law and what I thought we were discussing.

   
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dreamdoctor

How many times are you going to "terminate this relationship" as you
called it above, before you actually leave? You've posted nearly a dozen
times since you were finished here, and repeated that you were done,
contradicting yourself more than donnie trump does. Whoa. Let's try it
this way. I'm quoting the ACTUAL LAW - and yes, I'm talking LAW as it
applies to "Building Codes" (it's pretty simple if you read this
below)

Building Code Inspectors are enforcers of the law. You need to talk to a LAWYER not some , what did you call them, "local building official" (first, local? Would they know more than what is "local" in your area? Please.) The LAW is formulated or ratified by the state legislature or the courts. -The
State of North Carolina has established a law, via decision of the NC
Supreme Court, that building code violations constitute negligence.
Therefore, the statute of limitations for negligence actions applies.
And, the statute of limitations for such is as follows:

http://www.uslaw.org/files/public/nc_construction_10.pdf ----and to save time, specifically: (QUOTED DIRECTLY FROM THE LAW and contained in the link above)


Violations of the North Carolina Building Code constitute negligence per se. Oates v.
JAG, Inc., 314 N.C. 276 (1985).


In North Carolina, actions for breach of contract, breach of warranty, and negligence,
have a THREE YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-52. The limitations period begins to
run on the date of breach or negligent act. However, where the action is one for personal injury
or property damage, the period does not begin to run until the injury is, or should reasonably
have been, discovered. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-52. The discovery rule is subject to a statute of
repose, however, in that NO ACTIONS for an unsafe or defective improvement to real property may
be brought after SIX YEARS from the later of substantial completion or the last act or omission
giving rise to the claim. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-50
In essence, to the public and all readers here: NO ... You DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE LEGAL RECOURSE
when you buy/live in an ill-built property. The law may not always be
on your side. Caveat Emptor and don't listen to people like dreamdoctor
thinking they led you right, because they well may lead you into
disaster if you listen to them. Again CaveatEmptor (and anyone like
dreamdoctor who continues to claim their high morality or honesty is
always a seller to beware of. What are they trying to hide?)

   
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Proline Range Hoods

I was not aware of these measurements! This is great info and I'll be sure to take it into consideration if I ever remodel or design a bathroom.

   

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