Whether you agree with their calls or not, it is their authority and they DO NOT like it questioned or overruled. We may not like it, but it is a fact of life. More inspectors are idiots than not, so you must suffer the bad along with the good. In my career, I can count on one hand the number of good inspectors I've had and it takes an abacus to track the bad ones.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!
i understand why he is miffed. i was not about to call off concrete and re do work because of opinion and wants. his way was bad and would have failed me further down the road on framing with his drilling thru structural members (king studs and jacks for windows)for no reason. he was wrong. he also drew the sketch on the failed inspection tag that i followed. his answer to that is they only suggest but not authorize thier drawings and they are for reference for help. i did it exactly how he drew it- no misinterpretations- its is wrong i admit that and it will be corrected BUT he told me he wanted it that way......
If you think you have a case, and you can prove that this inspector is out there to get you, take your case to his supervisor.
I'm not saying that you are right or wrong, and some of the answers here tell you how to behave around the inspector, but these answers are not the rules.
Ask the supervisor to assign you a different inspector. Good luck.
Are you doing the work yourself? what are your qualifications?
Look: judges and lawyers speak their language, doctors and nurses speak their language, politicians definitely speaking their language - well, inspectors and contractors have their own language too, which DIYers sometimes don't know. Some inspectors may be fed up with DIYers, you never know.