A situation arrose yesterday that forced us to call our local building authority and ask some questions. In our conversation some interesting discovieries came about. One had to do with the installation of unlisted products. The inspector told us that if they inspect a Permited project and find that unlisted products (NRTL) were installed that the project would be subject to being flagged. Meaning that they would not allow for pass of final inspection until NRTL Listed products were installed. He also mentioned that should someone contact them regarding an unpermited job, which most in our industry are, and he came out and found unlisted products on the project that he would also red tag that job, forcing the homeowners to rip those products out before the home could ever be resold again. So this led us to thinking. With so many imported and unlisted products being sold right now how many people realize they may not only be jeapordizing their name but may also be jeapordizing the future resale of their clients home? How many architects are unknowingly specifying unlisted products on projects due to a sales pitch, not knowing that job may be forced to be pulled out and replaced at the homeowners expense? It also lead us to think how many of you are losing jobs to competiton who are coming in selling unlisted products as being just as good as your listed products? Now that we know what to do we felt it was worthwhile to pass along that according to our local building inspector you have the right to call in and notify them to the use and installation of unlisted products being installed. They would then go out and flag that project allowing you to finally fight back against these imported and unlisted fixtures and transformers.