I have gone threw a couple inspections for new service, the same man came for them, nice down to earth fellow. I had a booboo the first one(wires backwards for the meter head, make it run backwards
) he came back to reinspect when he was in town,no extra charge. When I asked about the ground rod, they told me they check with an ohm meter, the inspector never checked, he said it changes day to day with rain.
I've got a good one too. Over the summer when I was having the septic redone the electrician that was hired to wire the tank pump was running around my house and yard touting how awesome he was. He also made it a habit of pointing out things that I had done without pulling permits and were not "correct" in his eyes; because I'm not a licensed electrician. He was so certain and confident his stuff would pass and mine would fail.
The inspector shows up from the town and immediately fails everything the electrician did. He then proceeds to look at my service and new 150 amp main panel of which I installed a bunch of stuff that I didn't pull permits for which included my generator switch, my washer and dryer and an entire mess of other circuits. The inspector looks at me and asks, "Who did this?" As he points to each thing. "Me." I answered. "Everything looks right. You did a nice job." As he handed me my stickers. This was during the reinspection of the septic stuff. The only thing I had to do on the service was dig up the second ground because the jackass septic contractor buried it and the inspector couldn't find it.