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  1. Thanks guts, Happy 4th.
  2. Home built in 1915. These 2 small knobs no longer do anything, but curious what they did originally. Under the sink there are rods connected to the knobs, so it looks like they once either turned the water on / off or open / closed the drains. I figure one of you old guys would know.
  3. No to sound like a smart ass, but the liability of not reporting the furnace / water heater exhausting into the attic far outweighs some drywall damage. People die from leaking furnace exhaust. Besides, I'm always careful.
  4. Sometimes it pays off to crawl through a shallow attic to the other end.
  5. What would you call this roof design? It has a hip around the perimeter and a sunken flat roof in the center. Thanks Mark
  6. I agree, it is not your job. Likely they are confused between inspector and appraiser. The realtor is just saying what her clients want to hear, she has no clue.
  7. I found this in the basement of a home built in 1880. It was not live, but I had to check to be sure. Perhaps some see this all the time, but it was new to me. I guess the meter-person had to knock on the door and come in to get the reading.
  8. Thanks guys, I've been back lurking for awhile. I'll make an effort of participate more often.
  9. Hi, It has been a longtime since I've posted... Hope everyone is well. Here is my question. There is a main panel with a 30 amp circuit running to a subpanel; 30 amp breaker in main panel and #10 running between the 2 panels. In the subpanel there is a 100 amp main disconnect. So the #10 runs from a 30 amp breaker in the main panel to a 100 amp breaker in the subpanel. Is this allowed. It seems the wire would be protected by the 30 amps breaker and the 100 amp breaker is irrelevant. I'm sure I'm over thinking this and at onetime I new the answer. Thanks for the help. Mark P.
  10. Thanks Les / Tom. I ended up using the ASHI site to locate a guy. We spoke on the phone for 20 min, he seems passionate and has been inspecting for over 30 years.
  11. I'm looking for any recommendations in the Orlando area. Thanks
  12. I once did an inspection for a "trust". The owner had died leaving a couple of houses in his trust. One of the houses he had inherited decades before and it had been abandoned for years. I had a had time locating it because it was so overgrown with trees and bushes, etc. In my report I recommended the home be demolished.
  13. 3 times in 12 years and with good cause. The most recent was a guy who had bought a property via an online auction and had never seen the home. It was an otherwise nice duplex at a nice price and would have made a good rental property, That is until I went into the crawlspace and discovered the true meaning of street creep. It was truly amazing. I came up out of the crawl, and said call your lawyer and do whatever you have to get out of this deal. He was not able to get out of the deal and it is still sitting vacant, that was a year ago.
  14. I'm 51 and will run my first half marathon this Sunday in Chicago. I've been a runner off and on for the past 20 years, but it was not until last year that I decided to take it to another level. I'll begin training for a full marathon next week.
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