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  2. Bill Kibbel

    Cat IV Vent Clearance

    That 8' clearance is not required for direct vent. Think about where sidewall terminations are! How high above the roof are those terminations? I think it's 24" max.
  3. Today
  4. Mike Lamb

    Cat IV Vent Clearance

    Does the 8 foot lateral clearance to sidewalls apply to PVC Cat IV vents? I did not see anything in the codebooks to suggest that it does not. However, I don't see anything in the manufacturer's instructions regarding this.
  5. Hello, Can foam insulation work in this case?
  6. Yesterday
  7. Rob Amaral

    It's Never-Ending

    1985-vintage condo building with original heat pump.. I'm checking it... NO Return DUCT.. No return INLET to blower-cabinet.. zip. Nada. "Return-air' simply 'leaks-in' through gaps in blower-door'... Been that way for 33 years... No flow...
  8. Jim Katen

    Arc-faults for AC circuit

    Not if its fed with 240 volts. The NEC only requires AFCI protection on 120-volt single phase 15- and 20-amp circuits.
  9. Last week
  10. Marc

    Arc-faults for AC circuit

    The compressor motor has no brushes and those little window units don't have start capacitors that switch out, so I don't see why it would trip an AFCI, assuming no defect. Do the codes call for an AFCI on a window unit?
  11. Jerry Simon

    Arc-faults for AC circuit

    Two separate 120-volt, arc-fault types of circuit breakers were protecting the 240-volt air conditioner's circuit at a house. I know a 240-volt breaker should be installed, but what about the use of arc-fault breakers? I suspect nuisance tripping might occur.
  12. Rob Amaral

    Sometimes you wonder!

    I once inspected a 1928 Tudor in Boston area and found a collapsed flue-tile liner (from looking up in the clean-out at the basement). I took a photo.. and 'you need a new liner' etc. Seller had the work done, buyer hired me to 'check the new liner'.. I did the same thing.. looked up the clean-out, found a torn-apart-to-pieces (spirally) new metal liner. "you need it re-done". It was re-done. I go back, now see a good liner from clean-out, but to get to the top, it meant erecting a 21' LG and carrying up a 13' LG to make it to the top (it was actually very easy but a pain). I get to the top---the 'tube' is now just 'cut and ended above the cap/wash'.. .no 'cap' on it, etc. "Fix it right". They fix it. I go back.. same drill with the 2 ladders... this time.. a text-book job.... ...and the chimney-company-owner's cell phone left up there... Oy... Four trips just to make sure this was done right...
  13. John Dirks Jr

    Hockey Practice?

    Without the garage as a backstop, the kid would have to chase the puck into the field when he missed. I bet if that were the case, he would learn to shoot more accurately.
  14. John Dirks Jr

    Aluminum Wire

    That doesn’t mean someone didn’t have some AL cable laying around that they later installed for additional circuits.
  15. inspector57

    Hockey Practice?

    Once you have one or two dents, it might just be cheaper to replace the thing after junior grows up that to build and elaborate net to try to limit further damage.
  16. John Kogel

    Hockey Practice?

    😄 But the goalie kid has nerves of steel.
  17. Marc

    Aluminum Wire

    I thought aluminum first entered the market in 65". My experience in my area has confirmed that for at least a decade now.
  18. Jim Katen

    Hockey Practice?

    Whoever did this has no future in the NHL . . .
  19. John Kogel

    Hockey Practice?

    Parents too disinterested or whatever to instruct their children.
  20. John Dirks Jr

    Sometimes you wonder!

    It's weird how that smaller flue tile is offset from the one on the left. Don't think I've seen that before.
  21. John Dirks Jr

    Hockey Practice?

    A kid with no regard for who pays for things.
  22. John Dirks Jr

    Aluminum Wire

    Erby, my house is 1962.
  23. Jim Baird

    sill rot on older Anderson windows

    I have some Marvin casements on my master suite addition. I have to ride herd on the inside wood and recoat it with spar varnish every few years.
  24. Jim Baird

    square footage

    I have been at properties where I thought listed square footage might be in error, and had the listing agent reply that he would not discuss square footage because it is such a litigious issue. His listing only specified what the seller disclosed.
  25. Trent Tarter

    Mitsubishi Age Identification

    Here's a good source I use to find references for HVAC/water heater age. http://building-center.org/
  26. Tom Raymond

    square footage

    I have commented on square footage a couple of times. On every occasion my gut tells me the actual square footage is significantly different then the listing or the tax data. I actually instructed one client to grieve their tax assessment, the assessors nearly doubled the size of the building.
  27. inspector57

    square footage

    I am neither an appraiser or surveyor. I inspect the condition of the things present, I do not measure or appraise its size or value, thus the name of my company is "Mr. Inspector," not Mr. Appraiser or Mr. Surveyor. Nowhere in my standards of practice does measuring properties appear.
  28. Mark P

    Hockey Practice?

    Good Grief.
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