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mgbinspect last won the day on January 4 2018

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  1. I had not given that a thought, but I'm certain you are right.
  2. Recently, I was contacted by a fellow local home inspector regarding a mishap that caused significant structural damage to a solid masonry Episcopalian church in Powhatan, Virginia. The elbow joint of a bucket lift struck the side of the building and punched the masonry inward several inches sending cracks outward and upward throughout that side of the building. They wanted me to look at the damage and tell them how best to make repairs. Upon arriving, I surveyed the damage. The brickwork was punched in about two to three inches on the outside surface, but the inside wythes bulged in expo
  3. Well, that's a shame. He sure kept things lively around here. Of course, I've been out of the loop for several years myself. The last I knew of Kurt's activities was when he went to China.
  4. Me either, which is why this was a curveball.
  5. What is Kurt up to these days? I don't see much activity from him here. It looks like his business is perhaps still up and running. He used to be so active here...
  6. I deduced that was probably the case as well. It was just a first for me, so I thought I'd bounce it off all you braniacs. Thanks for the input.
  7. Thanks Marc! I don't see this configuration in there, so I'll call it out as needing further evaluation. Have a great day!
  8. Back to the subject - has anyone run across this? I think it's panelized construction.
  9. (I was trying to put that together in my head as well...)
  10. Hey Tom! I reached in to determine if any of the members were taller. They were not.
  11. Yesterday, during a pre-drywall new construction inspection, I noticed that the framed window opening headers were 2 x 4's instead of 2 x 6's or 2 x 8's. The wall thickness is six inches, so there are three 2 x 4's in each header. Since this is the first time I've seen this, I wonder if any of my fellow home inspectors have run across this and found it to be an approved practice? Thanks in advance for any input.
  12. I got it, and thought it was pretty funny. But then, I just read a related recent comment,of Jim's regarding Facebook in another thread.
  13. I appreciate that, Jim! Yes, Facebook definitely has far more negative aspects than positive ones. Best wishes.
  14. I'd be interested in this as well. Please keep me in the loop.
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