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    California - Central Valley
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    I am currently servicing computer systems and peripherals, retail POS, some communications and light telephony. 29 years of diagnostics in these systems.

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  1. RK52

    Tub/Shower Step

    Seems like the 15" space called out might be narrowed by that step.
  2. 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?
  3. RK52

    Vent Clearance Clarification?

    Seems to me the rain water deflection provided by the hood isn't going to work too well at the horizontal....
  4. RK52

    Gutter Guards

    The Maleficent Seven
  5. Hi Jake, I'm just getting started in California. I joined this site because is has the best combination of information, ethical considerations, advise and humor of all the forums I searched out. I get in here semi-regularly and catch up on threads that provide interesting info. I joined CREIA on the advise of this board. It was a great move. The chapter I aligned with, Delta, is only 13 members, but the quality of individuals there is great. The Standard of Procedures, and the Ethics code enforcement go a long way toward ruling out undesirables. The information and training are very helpful. I can't stress it too much, that signing up with CREIA and, at a minimum, attending the monthly chapter meetings is the right move in California. Since the state is unregulated, it also makes sense to align with an association that holds you accountable for certain performance and ethics standards, if you are to have any credibility. The entrance requirements for CREIA certification can not be shortcut or cheated. If you get to certified, you are doing okay. My schooling was with PHII, online. While the materials and presentation need work, the information I received is lining up with the NHIE study book (700 pages...). The NHIE book is actually validating what I found at PHII. Additinally, PHII is affordable, and approved by CREIA. CREAI requires that you pass the NHIE before you can be cert'd. And the PHII class delivers you 90 CEs toward the requirements by CREIA. There may be some changes in the legislative world in CA over the next two years. You could stay on top of things by reading this board and the one over at CREIA.
  6. I wonder if that came back from a front line somewhere....
  7. RK52

    Cool Historical Building

    What are they converting it into?
  8. RK52

    New roof raised in areas

    The two prominent ridge /bulges are 9 rows apart. If you look to the right, another 9 rows down you can see a third ridge. Pretty uniform, though nothing 9 rows up. I would expect to see quite a bit more perpendicular ridges too, if the OSB was soaked. Else all of it soaked along the long dimensions and not the short. The ridges are smack in the middle line of the shingles, too.... I'm guessing something *weird* in the installation process, and not the weather.
  9. RK52

    Driving is stressful

    I have just over 1M miles under my belt. Serviced IT equipment for 29 years, in the field. Making 3-8 stops in a day get you into all kinds of situations. Driving can be a PITA.
  10. RK52

    HI Image - Holy Water

    You obviously took effort in framing this photo study. Pretty derned cool.
  11. RK52

    What is this?

    We had one for a Moonraker directional beam CB antenna. Lil bigger, but same kind of beast. Yeah, I remember the Anthem playing start and end of day. Kinda miss that....
  12. RK52

    Lint Trap

    Sounds like my old one. 90 to an riser... 9 feet, then 21 feet to the exterior. Moisture and lint built up, rotted a connection, and damaged a ceiling. I replaced it with a 90 down 2 feet, and 15 feet out... Towels took 70 minutes to dry previously. Now, 30.
  13. Well, it looks to me to be a perimeter wall, being as there is a sliding door and an exterior deck there. Deck is parallel to the exterior, so I'm wondering if that discrepancy is noticeable from the outside? Guessing the deck is square, but appearing canted. Grew up with my dad, going through plans and buildings. Had a ridge beam on a vaulted ceiling installed with the top edge where the bottom should have been. Even WITH the blueprints, the GC told him he was wrong. Had to actually get him to climb a ladder, sight along the beam to the existing roof (room addition...), and explain that "minor" slope issue....
  14. That was my first thought. The roofer had to have conniptions if he was installing premade trusses. I wonder if he has a lil extra free overhang somewhere. I'm pretty sure it's a feature.....
  15. RK52

    stepping back in

    I'm glad I found this forum. Been reading things here for several months and found that y'all are quite friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It's a community, and THAT is a rare thing.