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  2. Seeking comments about the rise in seller inspections and the advent of pre-listing inspections that could end up pitting seller inspector against buyer inspector in an arena not unlike the defendants and plaintiffs of a courtroom battle. This, combined with generous E & O policies, would motivate a new cottage industry of attorneys seeking relief for damages to sellers for issues revealed by the buyer inspection report but missed by the seller inspection report. Insurance premiums would skyrocket and inspectors would exit the profession faster than you could say 'Lawsuit'. Anyone else seeing this coming?
  3. Tom Breslawski

    Fenix flashlights

    I ha e the Fenix UC35 too. Purchased with Chad's discount. It's never failed to get me through an inspection. Great flashlight.
  4. Yesterday
  5. This reminds me of my youth, dropping a match into the burner pot of an oil-fired cookstove in the kitchen. Occasionally there'd be too much oil in the pot and it would blow soot for a while. Eventually there'd be piles of carbon from all those matches. Unfortunately, gas refuses to stay in one place, so there is a hazard if the flame is not there to ignite the gas right away. It looks like those things can be fitted with a pilot light for improved safety, so there's your recommendation.
  6. You're actually supposed to use an extended tip lighter to light it, not throw a match on top of it, though I guess a match thrown on top would probably also work. This video will educate you about fireplaces with fireglass. Well, I was going to link a YouTube video about H Burners and fireglass but keep getting a 403 Forbidden error when I do so. Have to look it up online yourself. "How to Install an H-Burner and Fire Glass in Your Fireplace".
  7. Last week
  8. The manufacturer's instruction would have to show that the burner tray assembly was tested to a specific ANSI standard to allow it to be lit manually. Without that information, I would say that it needs a direct ignition device and a flame safeguard device.
  9. Restaurant patio areas. You shoulda had the realtor light it.
  10. This is the first I've seen this. With this fireplace you're just supposed to throw a match on top of the fire glass once you turn the gas on. I did not attempt to do this. Does anyone have experience with this? http://www.thecustomfireplace.com/defigl.html
  11. Hi everyone-- Not that anyone likely noticed, but I've been busy so no posts for a long time. However, my stepson is buying a home in Orlando. FL and he asked for inspector recommendations. I've seen the home online, and it was built in 1992, one level measuring something like 2500 square feet. This came up suddenly, so my first (and only) advice has been to be wary of using the inspector the agent might recommend. He currently lives in Nashville, so I'm sure he doesn't truly know the agent. So do any of you personally know someone I could feel safe sending him to? Thanks in advance if so.
  12. BADAIR

    Fenix flashlights

    as long as you don't mix different mAh & type lith-ion, ni-cad, nimh etc. in the charger at the same time it shouldn't be a problem & may take longer for the higher rated mAh depending on your charger
  13. I am looking for a home inspector in the Greater Seattle area. Established home inspection business (17 yrs), is looking to hire a new inspector, to learn business and eventually take over business. I offer good pay rate after initial trial period for right person. Benefits include software, E & O insurance and established clientele. I also offer some unique marketing tools at your disposal. Please contact me for an interview if interested.
  14. Jerry Simon

    Fenix flashlights

    If you haven't been here before, it's THE flashlight-geeks forum for such a question. (That said, I searched their forum years ago with a similar concern; read for about an hour, and left more confused than when I started.) https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/content.php
  15. Mike Lamb

    Fenix flashlights

    I bought the Fenix UC35 and am happy with it so far. Sunlight bright with four levels of brightness. I did not get Chad's discount but was given $36 off because of an insiders discount – not sure what that meant but I bought Fenix before. I got it in four days. $54. No shipping fee. Does anyone know if it would be a problem to recharge my new 18650, 3.6 V, 3400mAh, in the charger for my old 2600mAh, 3.7 V batteries?
  16. Tom Raymond

    Fenix flashlights

    I have a xyLED MD50. Hi and low beam, plus strobe and sos functions try not to use. Focusing lense. It came with a 2100Ah 18650 and charger, a AAA adapter and a nice case for less than $50. Since I busted my teenager with an e-cig, I also have a pair of 2500Ah 18650s that I kept when I tossed his vape in the trash. This is my go to light. My backup is a $10 Eveready led that came with batteries. My backup backup is my $60 Coast that I have to smack to get it to turn on (despite 2 warranty repairs).
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  18. Jim Katen

    HI Artography - What is it?

    Wait a minute. Why did they put an attic hatch on the floor?
  19. inspector57

    1924 house

    I'm not too timid about opening panels and electrical in general, even work some stuff hot if the need arises but that bottom panel with all the exposed live metal spooks me and really makes me fear for the average home owner trying to change a fuse in the dark! Still it is a thing of beauty for the workmanship.
  20. Jim Katen

    Name this Brick?

    That all makes sense. Thanks. I did some poking around and found it interesting that the term "Atlas brick" always has the tm trademark sign next to it, but it seems to be claimed by at least two different manufacturers: Muddox and Interstate.
  21. BADAIR

    Name this Brick?

    its semantics ;~)) by structural meaning load bearing these are generally not considered structural thin brick brick veneer light partition walls i'm sure there are others but you already knew all this & more ;~))
  22. BADAIR

    Name this Brick?

    understood & that would have to be verified otherwise it's just grout filled masonry, imo
  23. Bill Kibbel

    Name this Brick?

    I've also heard them called Atlas brick, but I think that's probably the name of a manufacturer.
  24. Jim Katen

    Name this Brick?

    Odd name. Are other bricks not structural?
  25. Bill Kibbel

    Name this Brick?

    Structural bricks. Usually installed with rebar through filled cores.
  26. BADAIR

    Name this Brick?

    i'd describe as structural brick
  27. Jim Katen

    Name this Brick?

    Does anyone know the name of this kind of brick? It's like a cross between a CMU and a brick - 8" deep with large hollow cores. I see them a lot in small commercial buildings, particularly professional buildings like doctor's and dentist's offices.
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