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Is a permit required to install a PTAC unit in my house?
Yes. A PTAC (Package Terminal Air Conditioner) does require that a permit be obtained before installation; however, a licensed mechanical contractor is not required to install the unit. If any electrical wiring is added for the unit, an electrical and mechanical permit will be required. A licensed electrician would be required for the wiring.
Is a permit required for converting a gas appliance to a different type gas? (i.e., converting an LP appliance to Natural Gas)
Yes. A permit is required.
The application must list all appliances to be converted and whether located on the 1st or 2nd floor of the home. Any gas appliances that are not being converted must also be listed on the application. Any gas piping that is being added or modified must be listed on the application along with the type of gas piping or tubing being used. CSST gas piping MAY ONLY be installed by a certified installer. CSST gas piping must also be bonded by a licensed electrician. A homeowner may do his own CSST piping if he is certified as an installer by the gas piping manufacturer.
Any sections of gas piping added or modified must be properly labeled as to the type of gas being used. If the home contains more than one type of gas, all piping and tubing must be labeled as to the type of gas it contains.
I'm building a new house and preparing for a mechanical rough-in. Will I need my County-stamped plans for this inspection?
Yes. The inspector will require the stamped set of plans so that the square footage of the house can be determined. The area of the floor determines the number of returns that are required.