The inspector is not usually the last say. Our authority having jurisdiction is the state engineer at the department of insurance. He can override an inspector and has done many times.AJH has finale say..ill ask around to see how the other AJHs feel
The trick is to not make the argument a confrontation. Say something I believe you are mistaken as that section pertains to residential however that is not the section that is applicable. Section 240.4(B) would be applicable.