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  1. No one here extends the starter or shingles over the edge by any more than maybe an 1/8th of an inch if at all. Usually the end right at the edge of the drip edge. In fact I have seen other inspectors report negatvely about doing so, why I have no idea.
  2. What is the purpose of this already deteriorating plastic sheeting on a wood foundation? Should a wood foundation just be left exposed like this on the exterior? ps... we dont have termites or ants here so pests arent a problem. thanks
  3. This house is new construction..Usually I see shingles installed to the edge of the starter course... This one is about a half inch short... Is this ok? If not, why? There was also some wavyness at the edge as you can see by pic 2. I could not see or feel anything under the shingles..any suggestions? Thanks Click to Enlarge 56.51 KB Click to Enlarge 45.32 KB
  4. Jeez Mike.... I missed that ... Never seen a control setup like this one. Thank you for pointing it out!
  5. Yes it fired up just fine when I used the thermostat on the unit...
  6. Does anyone know what this red light that was blinking on this Richmond water heater is for? It says FR below the red light... Its a 2004 water heater with a powered exhuast. Thanks Download Attachment: jodi cam 252.jpg 215.87 KB
  7. I just want confirmation for my thoughts here. The ground for the main panel is attached to the closest water line about 6 feet from the water meter. There is no jumper at the meter becuase the main supply line is PVC.. so the ground should be attached somewhere else since the ground cant actually get to the "ground" right? thanks
  8. Is it acceptable to use a copper flex line at hte gas supply for the water heater? Since it has no drip leg how does this affect the unit? Thank you
  9. jodil

    Ice Dam Photos

    Remeber my post on my ice dams this winter? Well a little follow up... Someone on here recommended putting ice melter in the nyons (pantyhose) and placing on the ice dams... Well this didnt really work, but what it DID do was peel all the paint off my gutters and pretty much shatter my concrete patio under the gutters. A concrete guy came out and said that all the shale in the concrete popped (exploded) because of the salty water that was dripped all over it... Now my patio looks like a sledge hammer was taken to it... I have a 6k insurance claim so I am going to look into this ventilation system you recommended and add better insulation... Pantyhose are never a good idea...
  10. I came across a Fed Pac FUSE panel yesterday... first one Ive ever seen... Obviously its not the Stablock breaker issues... Anyone heard of any issues with the fuse panels? Thanks
  11. Do the same height requirements for SEC wiring apply to garage supply lines? These wires are a little over 7 feet high hanging over the back yard supplying power to garage... Click to Enlarge 66.63 KB
  12. A master eletrician lives in this house and insists this is ok... 100amp Square D, taps off top lugs feed single breaker sub below.. His rationale he shoved down my throat was that 1. Its ok cuz its a Square D 2. The feed has to come from somewhere (haha that makes me LOL) Your thoughts? Click to Enlarge 71.63 KB Click to Enlarge 118.48 KB
  13. No.. again there is NO grill on the door and i didnt see a problem with that because of the electric furnace. And one of our biggest HVAC Co.s here installed this furnace, their install tag is still on the front. Yes, lots of shady workmanship up here. Makes for a very interesting learning experience...
  14. Got it.. Thank you. I was just wanting to help out these people as they are friends of mine, but I get all your points. I will state the obvious and thats all... Sometimes I guess I just need that reminder.
  15. No there is no grill.. Its a solid door. Why would there need to be?
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