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  1. Tom Raymond

    flashlight bulbs

    My grandmother always gave us socks and underwear for Christmas. It's a tradition I carry on with my kids. Far from the only gifts they get, but they always get them.
  2. Tom Raymond

    Found at today's inspection

    Toy? My daughter has a hammer about that size. Pink, just like her crisscross screwdriver.
  3. Tom Raymond

    De facto structural element?

    If the foundation was moving the cracks in the parge coating would more closely match the distortion in the window. There is a reason the manufacturer calls for backer rod and caulk.
  4. Most licensing laws begin to define our scope with the real estate transaction. Pre listing inspections by definition occur BEFORE the transaction and are arguably outside that scope.
  5. Tom Raymond

    Fenix flashlights

    I have a xyLED MD50. Hi and low beam, plus strobe and sos functions try not to use. Focusing lense. It came with a 2100Ah 18650 and charger, a AAA adapter and a nice case for less than $50. Since I busted my teenager with an e-cig, I also have a pair of 2500Ah 18650s that I kept when I tossed his vape in the trash. This is my go to light. My backup is a $10 Eveready led that came with batteries. My backup backup is my $60 Coast that I have to smack to get it to turn on (despite 2 warranty repairs).
  6. Tom Raymond

    1924 house

    #2 is gorgeous.
  7. Tom Raymond

    New Siding Products

    I installed some Boral, it is very inconsistent. All of these are inverted T&G products. I can imagine the top facing grooves filling with enough water to pop adjacent panels when it freezes.
  8. Tom Raymond

    Fun Design Challenge

    $4 million dollar house the builder probably agrees with you on the fun. A $1 million dollar house they'd have been calling you Martha Focker. The last house I built was $1 mil. The stair didn't fit. And, out of 27 corners in front elevation, it had to be tucked into the one that was 3" out of square.
  9. Tom Raymond

    True Building Age?

    Real estate listings are horribly inaccurate. In my area, most buildings before 1880 are listed as built in 1900.
  10. Tom Raymond

    I'm going to be here for a while...

    I especially liked the light. Made me grin.
  11. Tom Raymond

    pvc flue pipe

    Where's the intake? Either in the wrong zone, or the furnace is approaching 30 and should be replaced anyway. Discuss venting location with your HVAC contractor as part of the new system design.
  12. Tom Raymond

    Plastic access cover (garage-house wall)

    ABS and polystyrene have virtually identical melting points and ignition temperatures. I was just amused.
  13. Tom Raymond

    Plastic access cover (garage-house wall)

    Funny no one is concerned about the ABS drain right next to it that will flame out a few seconds after the access does.
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    Chad's shop isn't nearly that nice, even if it does have a chandelier.
  15. Tom Raymond

    Need opinion on home im looking at.

    I bought my house for 25k. I can tell you from experience it isn't for everyone.