Wow that SUCKS!!! LOL
If it makes you feel any better I have been building a house up in Maine. I put 2 very expensive windows in the house that we knew were out of code but the old inspector said no problem I am OK with it. The new inspector said NO GO. I had to remove them and put in new windows that don't look as nice but I guess they are code.... I don't think I will ever finish this place! I feel your pain.