The number of
plumbing inspections required on a
new structure or new addition
onto a building depends on the type
Water Test Rough In: All
plumbing installed under concrete
floors must be tested with a ten
(10) foot head of water and be
inspected by the City Pluming
Inspector while water test is on.
Water Test Rough In: To
be made after all of the pipes
inside and under the building are in
place and a ten (10) foot head of
water pressure applied. This
water is to stay on until the
inspection is made.
Sewer or Tap
On Inspection: To
be made after the building sewer is
in place and the connection is made
to the public sewer line or after
septic tank approval with a ten (10)
foot head of water pressure applied
until after the inspection is made.
Sewer and taps must be inspected
prior to backfilling.
be made after all sewer, drains,
vents water lines, and fixtures are
connected, and are in proper working
condition without leaks. The
building must not be occupied prior
to final inspection.
The usual stage
for the first fireplace inspection
is after the first flue liner is set
in place. Additional
inspections may be required as
conditions warrant such as multiple
fireplaces on different floors or
other special conditions.
To be made after the fireplace is
The number and
type of inspections required for
heating and cooling systems depends
on the type of fuel used; the
location of the unit, etc. If
it is a gas unit, the licensed gas
contractor will know when to call
for the air testing of the gas
piping. The electrical inspector
will inspect the electrical
connections for the accessibility of
the unit for maintenance.
may, in certain cases, do his own
work on his property for his own
use, with exceptions listed below.
Individuals or companies who
contract for a fixed price, any work
(building, plumbing, electrical,
heating, or cooling) must be
licensed to do work in that
to the hazardous nature of gas, the
City of Florence, as well as the
State of the Alabama, requires that
all gas work be done by a certified
gas contractor. Gas work in
the City limits requires city
license and state certification.
wiring, equipment or apparatus
installed within the city must be
done only by a qualified licensed
electrician. Persons doing any
wiring in their own home must first
pass the qualification test set up
by the Electrical Inspector.
Fee for this test is set at five (5)