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  1. lol. Here's a pic I took before we silicon to seal the gap.
  2. Around them or on top of them? If the flashing doesn't extend up under the siding where the hell does it go? - Jim Katen I should've taken a photo, but the flashing/cladding ends maybe 1/4'' just before the siding. So, now there's a 1/4" gap around most of the windows.
  3. What about the cladding and the siding of the house meet? Thanks Gary
  4. My friends' house has some old siding on it, which from my guess is an asbestos cement material. The house has newer vinyl double hung windows. The wood work around the window has aluminum flashings around them, but the flashings don't extend under the old siding. I hope that answers your question.
  5. I don't remember if the flashings on windows should be chauked or not? anyone anyone?
  6. I only have compact digi and can not afford a digi slr camera at this time. ? do you guys or can you ride off your tool purchases from your taxes?
  7. that's my bike after crashing it at over 70mph on a very sharp decreasing radius turn in WI back in June of 05. that's me in the black shirt looking over the damage. Ok sorry back to electrical
  8. Yeah, I did note that in my inspection. Thanks
  9. It looks like really old, (1920's ? ) BX wire with fabric insulation. See it around here often. When the insulation is frayed that way the black coating on the wire is usually dry and brittle. But did you report the red caps coming down the wire? They protect the wire at the end of a cut bx run from rubbing and shorting out on the sharp edges of the cut. They should have stayed in the cable and cable connector. I checked amazon, borders and barnes and noble and there's not a single copy. I guess I'll have to keep looking.
  10. Nice bike. Have you ever visited chicagolandsportbikes.com? It's just not for sportbikes. Speaking of old gas pipes, I helped a friend install a new ceiling in the his kitchen and the light fixture wiring was wrapped around an old black pipe with a cap on the end of it. I kind of guessed that it was an old gas pipe, but since he has new piping I didn't think anything of it because his gas piping was updated. So, being the idiot that I am I took off the cap and to my surprise gas just shot out of it. Man, I've never screwed on a cap back on that quickly. What a half a** job that was.
  11. Given what you're going to do with them, I doubt that you'll need waterproof or nitrogen-purged binoculars. There's no way to judge these things over the net. You should go to a place where you can touch them and look through them. I'd suggest that you consider small size (roof prism) and physical comfort; what works for me might not work for you. Also, as a new inspector, I hope you're obsessing about other, more important, aspects of your business as much as you're obsessing about binoculars. - Jim Katen, Oregon I hear you. It's just that I used a very old pair of Bushnell sportview 7X35 that I dug out from my basement and found them to be abit blurry. Today I went out to Dick's Sporting Goods and they only had a very limited selection. Anyways, the pair that I really liked was the nikon monarch atb pair, but they were around $300. I got home and looked at the Bushnell that I had and realized that the lens were just alittle dirty, so I cleaned then off. I tried them again and I finally mess with the right eye dial thing and I guess the combo of the two things help with the blurriness and sharpness 'stupid me'. I'm going to keep using this old pair for now. Thanks
  12. Ok, how about this set: http://www.binoculars.com/products/bush ... 25781.html Do you guys/gals think the X27 is not wide enough? maybe this one:http://www.binoculars.com/products/bushnell-8x32-excursion-waterprooffogproof-44038.html and these: http://www.binoculars.com/products/bush ... 4130.html# which one would be best choice? Thanks for your time.
  13. I know more about cameras than binoculars, but I figure optics is optics, so: 12x binoculars are going to be hard to hold steady enough to concentrate on what you're viewing without either a tripod or image stabilization. I recommend you stick to 10x or smaller. Big binoculars are a pain. They're clunky, hard to hold still, hard to store and hard to lug around. Unless you're planning on using them at dawn or dusk or at night, you probably don't need an objective anywhere near 50mm. Beware of very cheap binoculars - they're usually more expensive in the long run. ($35 is very cheap.) Coated optics are a good thing. Multi-coated optics are better. The image will be clearer and sharperlooking. If the sun is shining toward you, the multi-coating will really help to reduce flare much better than single coatings. If you plan to use these things when the sun is anywhere other than over your shoulder, look for optics that are fully multi-coated. Expect to pay for this. Though I'm generally a fan of Pentax glass, I like my little Nikon Travelite III, 9x25. Great optics, small size and very durable. You might also consider a monocular. - Jim Katen, Oregon I'm finding that there's a ton of brands and they all seem to offer multi-coating on the lens. Is there a difference between brands when it comes to coatings, and what's with the nitrogen filled 'for fogging'?
  14. Are there any brands to stay away from or brands that are better than others? I was think of these: Celestron 12x50 UpClose Wide Angle Porro Prism Binocular-71138 with 5.2-Degree Angle of View: The UpClose Series from Celestron is a complete line of compact and full size binoculars at very economical prices. Celestron 12 X50 UpClose Binocular is rubber covered to protect against rough handling. 12x50mm Up Close Binocular is fully coated to give high contrast views. Celestron 12X 50 UpClose Binocular #71138 belongs to Porro Prism Series and therefore has fully coated optics and diopter adjustment for fine focusing. Celestron UpClose Series has something for everyone whether for action sports, vacationing, nature viewing, wildlife observing or various other activities. Specifications for Celestron UpClose 12x50 mm Binoculars: Prism Type: Porro Magnification: 12x Objective Diameter: 50mm Angle of View: 5.2° Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds): 273' (91 m at 1000 m) Minimum Focus Distance: 24.0' (7.3 m) Exit Pupil Diameter: 4.2mm Eye Relief: 12mm Relative Brightness: 17.4 Twilight Factor: 24.5 Focus Type: Center Weatherproofing: Water resistant Tripod Socket: Yes Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.8 x 4.1 x 2.1" (122 x 104 x 54mm) Weight: 1.75 lb (795 g) Features of Celestron UpClose 12 x 50 mm Binoculars: * Fully coated lenses * Bk7 Porro prisms * Peel-down eyecups * Dioptric correction * Tripod adaptable * Limited Lifetime Warranty Here's a link: http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-u ... ulars.html
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