Plumbing Inspections

Permitting & Inspections Department

plumbing

Permit Inspection Work

Work must be inspected during each phase of construction before work is concealed and/or continued by the permit holder or their agent. The inspection request is called into Dispatch at 910-433-1768 or:

433 Hay Street
1st Floor - City Hall
PO Box 1846
Fayetteville, NC 28302-1846

 

Required Plumbing Inspections

Underground Water: Inspected before being covered and before the building inspector's slab inspection, if slab construction.

Underground Waste: Inspected before being covered and before the building inspector's slab inspection, if slab construction.

Rough-in: Before insulation and/or sheetrock has been installed. This addresses the water, venting, building sewer, and drains.

Above the Ceiling: Before ceiling tile is installed. Inspection addresses all plumbing piping above the ceiling.

Sewer: Before covering.

Water Supply: Before covering.

Grease Traps: Before covering.

Grease Sand Interceptor: Before covering.

Final: Job is installed and fixtures are in place.


Common Mistakes Identified During a Plumbing Inspection

  • Not ready
  • Access- doors locked
  • Need D.W.V. test
  • D.W.V. leaking
  • Backwater valve is not installed
  • Test water pipe
  • Nail plates missing
  • Freezing, no insulation
  • Final testing (no water on)
  • Venting is missing or incorrect
  • Thermal expansion is missing
  • Slope or fall of pipe is incorrect
  • Washing machine stand pipe is not within 18 inches minimum and 48 inch maximum
  • Water heater drain pan must be a minimum of 1 inch and cannot use PVC pipe for drain
  • Need cleanout