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Chad Fabry

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  1. Hair spray, cooking oils, candles, floor waxes, many foams, plastics and, 'rubbers' vinyl upholstery and shower curtains, kayaks, carpet, carpet pad, olympic bumper plates, margarine, shirts from Wal Mart.
  2. This is the first time I've ever done something like this- I met Gary in 2007. He was a student in a licensing course I was teaching for ITA. Tom Raymond was there too. Together, they challenged just about everything I had to say and the discussions we had benefited the class and the three of us alike. Gary recently had a stroke that will seriously challenge his ability to make a living for a while... and maybe for a while after that. If you can help, he'll appreciate it very much. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-help-a-brother-in-his-time-of-need
  3. I wrote a report on the internal combustion engine when I was in fourth grade. I recently re-read it after finding it in a box of junk. On every level, it was better than that piece of crap.
  4. There is a place for mitered frames. I'm pretty sure chicken coop doors do not make the list. Still, the scrawny hen looks hungry but, happy.
  5. I'm not sure regarding your question, but PVC is PVC and the fittings are clearly DWV. It wouldn't merit a mention in my report.
  6. Stainless and copper can be sweat connected. I've seen it done with boiler systems- usually the boiler systems of engineers who worked at Kodak when Kodak was famous for being the stainless hardware supplier to felonious employees. I've never seen any sign of galvanic corrosion though- the 98:2 tin/copper solder likely isolates the dissimilar metals with an atoms-thick loving layer of protection.
  7. That's formed-in-place concrete with decorative forms.
  8. Take down the ceiling and watch the plumbing while someone takes a shower.
  9. Good news! Stop back in a few months to let us know how it's going.
  10. It's been busy for me as well. But, like Tom said, there's no inventory. Competition is fierce in the sub $300k market and often sales bring offers higher than asking and no contingencies-which means no inspection. I inspected just three homes that were less than $200K and they were all for the same buyer.
  11. I just updated my NY mailing list that I last compiled in 2017. In 2017 there were 1,180 NY inspectors. Today, there are 1,750-ish NY inspectors. Here's the really amazing thing- of the 1,180 in 2017, only 288 are still in business. That means that 4/5 of NY inspectors currently licensed have fewer than 3 years experience.
  12. I have a former client relocating to Bath, Maine. It's in the Portland area. Does anyone know someone who will do a great job?
  13. Automotive paints will last 20+ years after sanding, prepping with a rust converter and an etching primer. I bet that most of the rust is the result of rough handling during installation.
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