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RK52 last won the day on April 3 2018

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    I am a Home Inspector in the California Central Valley, and I also do IT work for a nationwide retailer. I operate out of Stockton and serve Tracy up to Galt, and Brentwood to the Gold Country. If you have special needs, I can travel a bit further.

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  1. Yeah, that seems about right. Ok. On the subject of cost. A Parrot Anafi would do the job very well for about $650 on sale. Autel EVO for around $850. Both are stable in winds, and the EVO will fly in light rains. These are certainly options. Taking a closeup shot series at 12MP or higher will reveal plenty when you can’t, or won’t, go on a roof. Safety comes before any inspection report. You get no awards for risking your life.
  2. I’m thinking it is the same as near the base of the wall where flashing might be used. This page shows a through-wall flashing details adjacent to floor joists. By the text, it looks to me that the flashing method is to be repeated at each floor level. Figs. 2, 5 & 8 present examples that may apply.
  3. Yeah. FAA Regs. Part 107 is the section regulating the use of drones (they call them sUAVs) for commercial purposes. An operator needs FAA 107 certification if he flies commercially. If you are paid to fly, you need the cert. I’m wondering if “paid to fly” means primary purpose, or added service. If it’n ancillary, such as when using a screwdriver or camera, perhaps not. Clients pay for the report, but the report includes photos... i think it may be be free of restrictions above the regular registration, since it’s not a service advertised for sale. But I could be wrong.
  4. I believe this does not require flashing, for two reasons. First, is appears to slope well away from the wall. Second, and I’m guessing here, this is either exterior to the brick face, or aligned with it at the interior surface, like one long brick. But looking at the line above it, I can’t see brick cut so thin as that. Exterior to the wall, sloped, I’m not sure it’s a problem.
  5. If an inspector uses a drone as just another tool, and not a billable add on, is he still required to go Part 107?
  6. Not sure if this helps, but figure 1 references this, and the article itself discusses aesthetic considerations of second and higher floor flashings. Detailed drawings on page 2 of 3. https://www.constructionspecifier.com/aesthetics-versus-function-resolving-issues-with-exposed-drip-edge-flashing-on-masonry-walls/
  7. Musta took some time to lay them out so precisely. Pretty cool.
  8. According to this, it's a magnetic contact starter. Yup. https://www.geindustrial.com/catalog/controlcatalog/13_CC.pdf
  9. That was a good read. Thank you for posting it.
  10. RMR is a mold killer that goes on clear, and destroys the nasties, leaving the wood looking clean. At least that's what the video shows. The other treatments we were told about at a HI chapter meeting leaves the wood visible, so its effect on the mold can be seen. Yeah. Looks like paint, to me, though I don't know why they would use so little as to leave the underlying problem visible.
  11. Seems like the 15" space called out might be narrowed by that step.
  12. Sorry, Les. It hurts to lose our friends. Good to know we could make friends, though. I just read hihs obituary. Was he here on this board?
  13. Seems to me the rain water deflection provided by the hood isn't going to work too well at the horizontal....
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