He said I have 65K available at the the main on the Cutler Hammer meter stack. So now he wants another main installed inside with 65K rating in the Sq D panel too. If I had installed a Cutler Hammer Main Lug Only panel inside, he would have been happy. I questioned him why the House panel didn't have a main and his response was because it was Cutler Hammer.Series rating will not matter if the available fault current doesn't exceed the SCCR of the breaker in question. If you can prove that rating is not exceeded you can play his game too. If it has been exceeded then I guess maybe the only real issue here may be his method of dealing with problems he does find.
If this guy really wants to keep his job for very long he has the wrong attitude. He may be the AHJ representative but he still serves the people he is inspecting for and not all of them are as stupid as he may think. Abuse of his "power" is one way to lose his job pretty quick.
Yeah, two inspectors in a city just south of me got the boot last year because of their abuse-of-power attitude. One was a building inspector and the other was an electrical inspector. Both working together to make people miserable.