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  1. inspector57

    3 inspection photos you should take to manage your risk

    Same as Mike Lamb except I average around 400-550 per inspection, hand signs and all. I never take written notes. Photos are my notes also. I tend to go overboard on photos but it costs me nothing and has saved my bacon more than once. I don't have photos of everything but I do take a quick walk through and snap the basic interior and exterior, lots of photos in attics, roofs, etc. I too find some things I did not notice on site. All photos are saved with the report even though the client does not see them.
  2. Those are not shims but just short studs. Can't tell much about it from your photo but if there is no evidence of failure, I would not be concerned. Looks like it was built that way and while there may be a better way of doing it, 10 years with no rot or other signs of failure would lead me to leave it alone.
  3. inspector57

    Pump run on reversed hot and neutral

    I agree something has changed other than polarization of power. Since you are on a different outlet, maybe it was too close to being overloaded and the pump sent it over the edge.... but I think Marc is more on the right track.
  4. inspector57

    How much condensate debris/deposit is "OK"?

    Oversized units can cause short cycling and that was my thought as I was getting to Katen's post. That would be my guess but I'm in a mild heating climate where furnaces are generally replaced long before they are used up and are almost always oversized.
  5. inspector57

    Slate Roof Information

    Very nice. I appreciate the info.
  6. inspector57

    Hockey Practice?

    Once you have one or two dents, it might just be cheaper to replace the thing after junior grows up than to build an elaborate net to try to limit further damage.
  7. inspector57

    square footage

    I am neither an appraiser or surveyor. I inspect the condition of the things present, I do not measure or appraise its size or value, thus the name of my company is "Mr. Inspector," not Mr. Appraiser or Mr. Surveyor. Nowhere in my standards of practice does measuring properties appear.
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    Me too.
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    I'm not seeing any signatures either, on my Mac desktop using Safari.
  10. Why not? This gives the client the option of inspecting only what they need. I don't see any down side, what are your concerns?
  11. Looks like it is an uphill battle.
  12. inspector57

    Aluminum Wire

    http://www.usawire-cable.com/pdfs/nec ampacities.pdf Try this one.
  13. inspector57

    Aluminum Wire

    Wrong chart, that one is for copper.
  14. inspector57

    1924 house

    I'm not too timid about opening panels and electrical in general, even work some stuff hot if the need arises but that bottom panel with all the exposed live metal spooks me and really makes me fear for the average home owner trying to change a fuse in the dark! Still it is a thing of beauty for the workmanship.
  15. inspector57

    Plastic access cover (garage-house wall)

    302.11 item 4 only states that spaces "around" such openings be filled and specifically states it does NOT have to meet the ASTM standard which I take to mean it could be anything, caulk, joint compound, etc. just as long as the spaces around the cable, pipe, etc. are filled to prevent the free passage of flame and combustion products,(and the local AHJ approves it. I agree I don't like the covers but when I read the items mentioned in the code that applies, I still find nothing to support the prohibition of pipes, cables, etc. in this seperation wall.