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    B Vent Connection

    install guides http://www.ameri-vent.com/submittals-specs#type-b-vent-gas 4. When installing, make sure arrow on the AmeriVent part is pointed up or away from the appliance. 5. When installed as a Type B Gas Vent, a minimum of one (1) inch airspace clearance to combustible material is required. For Type B 2x4 and BW Vents see Section 2, page 10 for clearance to combustibles. All locking joints are to be securely snap-locked together. See the rear page of these instructions for detailed information about locking and unlocking vent sections. The first vent section must be screwed to the appliance outlet collar.

    residential egress

    my 2¢ dimension depends on ahj & code used @ time of construction to determine cabo 1992 1&2 dwelling modeled by the early versions of irc as i understand call them exit doors SECTION R-211-DOORS AND HALLWAYS The required exit door shall be a side-hinged door not less than 3 feet in width and 6 feet 8 inches in height. Other exterior hinged or sliding doors shall not be required to comply with these minimum dimensions. The minimum width of a hallway or exit access shall be not less than 3 feet. dimension was later reduced in Chad's citation to 32" clear width opening i believe Marc is speaking of top/bottom throw bolts or similar...not all are readily accessible & may require special knowledge, (often do not align properly or function as intended...no bearing on width) https://www.google.com/search?q=double+door+throw+bolts&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1

    carpenter's trick

    done many as poor-man outward swing safety stud or security hinge there are many similar mfr configurations or retrofits available https://www.google.com/search?q=safety+stud+hinge&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=f4naSNU-h0b2uM%3A%2CrCafnpADf6DdGM%2C_&usg=__NrEqR5TbSwGfT3k_S19zcah-36w%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjz2PiB_uDbAhXMIDQIHRFEDgQQ9QEIbDAE#imgrc=_

    Overheating Circuit Board?

    last fall during a severe rain/thunderstorm with lightning i was walking by the furnace closet when the room lit up from a very nearby strike followed by a loud bang from the closet and the odor you'd expect from burnt electronics my tech showed up & showed me that it blew a board and a relay i couldn't recall if the unit was operating at the time of or not, was a question he asked i've also seen when evap spillage occurs from our upright a/c over furnace configurations moisture ruins resistors & the next time it fires there ya go option 3 stuff happens
  5. the last 1 i did was rejected by the seller/owner upon receipt they actually sent a copy of the report back w/redline @ every comment that i noted w/photos & infrared as deficient & wanted the report completely redacted to represent their property in a better light to their specific instructions blatantly blamed me for now having to disclose all of these deficiencies my atty & e&o had copies of all communication & green-lighted before i replied, "talk to your agent & atty" do every job to the best of your ability & let the bodies hit the floor

    Fenix flashlights

    as long as you don't mix different mAh & type lith-ion, ni-cad, nimh etc. in the charger at the same time it shouldn't be a problem & may take longer for the higher rated mAh depending on your charger

    Name this Brick?

    its semantics ;~)) by structural meaning load bearing these are generally not considered structural thin brick brick veneer light partition walls i'm sure there are others but you already knew all this & more ;~))

    Name this Brick?

    understood & that would have to be verified otherwise it's just grout filled masonry, imo

    Name this Brick?

    i'd describe as structural brick
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    Tub/Shower Step

    i attempt to skirt code citation on old construction dif on new but do know where to find when challenged & would say something along the lines of the stair does not appear to meet minimum tread depth for secure footing & glazed tile at damp/wet locations presents a known slip/fall hazard...ymmv
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    Old and frayed cloth covered wires

    Mike- try this pdf www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/v14i13.pdf
  12. i use a Leica Disto to check construction dimension to plans although not intentionally designed for form placement a laser doesn't bend or skew at odd angles occasionally i've found some pretty extreme out of square forms or just plain botched dimensional form installations either at plumbing w/rough forms in place or pre-pour phase inspections the worst was a client received a 3'x56' "gift" extension on the house slab at the master bdr & great room that i reported but they never let the builder know wink wink nod nod & another the forms were over 12" out of square along a 69ft section of the forthcoming slab the flooring looked similar to the Jim's in the end
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    Lint Trap

    i'll concede vertical was/is known to have a different interpretation in cajun land, at least whenever i worked across the Red ;~))
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    Lint Trap

    https://dryerbox.com/building-code.htm all depends on which code cycle the muni has adopted the wording has been around since 2009 if memory seves Cleanout. Each vertical riser shall be provided with a means for cleanout. mesh cap? Screens shall not be installed at the duct termination.
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    cement siding abuse

    pneumatic 16ga finish nails are very common around here w/most installers for blind & face nailing i expect on arrival & rarely surprised to include my boilerplate comment & https://www.jameshardie.com/JamesHardieMainSite/media/Site-Documents/TechnicalBulletins/5-alternate-fasteners.pdf