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    Raised stair nosing

    correct Marc vaulted masonry ceilings were a worldwide thing...not so much today may have something to do with the labor force

    Raised stair nosing

    unabashed drift i refer to such as 3b decor...usually gets their attention big box boring then there's the other side, oh so shi-shi chic trash decor i'm a "garbage is my friend" type & am not ashamed to admit it & have made numerous creations that others have wanted enough that i've let them have for the right amount of swap or $s persuasion but this tire-lite borders on hideous now i'm inspired to clean up an old set of mudders & a really damaged chandelier & think 4~8 keyless would be a better choice of luminary or maybe wrapped in rope light...any color preferences?

    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
  6. 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
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    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
  13. 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 ;~))