Q: As a homeowner, am I allowed to run my own ductwork?
No, you need to have a New Mexico licensed contractor pull a permit, install the ductwork and call the required inspections.
Q: Do I need to pull a permit for replacing a water heater or a furnace?
Yes, a permit needs to be pulled by a New Mexico licensed contractor prior to the work being performed, and inspected.
Q: Are HVAC plans required for a small commercial project? Do they have to be stamped by a mechanical engineer?
Yes, whether it is a remodel or a new building, a duct layout drawing will need to be submitted. Since all buildings are different, it is recommended to contact a mechanical chief inspector on the requirement of the mechanical engineer design.
Q: Am I allowed to do the plumbing on my own home?
Yes. You will be required to submit an isometric drawing of your plumbing plans, which will need to be reviewed, which is a $25 fee.