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  1. mark parlee

    Fluke Tix560 for Sale

    I am selling my Fluke Tix 560. This is in the Fluke Profesional Series line of cameras. I just had the camera cert updated. New it was 18.5k with the wide angle lens. I will take 11k and include an electrical meter that was an incentive rebate when I purchased the camera. A very nice camera and the only reason I am selling is that I am again upgrading. If interested my contact info is on my website. www.thebuildingconsultant.com
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    stepping back in

    the lag time is not that bad. Sure it is not instant and depending on how cold you let the slab get, it is a factor. Once it is set you leave it. This is not a setback optional way of heating.
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    stepping back in

    Pre-plumb for floor heat and then you have that option. The tubing is not that expensive and you cannot do it later.
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    What brand is this siding?

    Getting in here late. That is Hardie Plank Smooth Beaded Lap.
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    preparing for the thermal imaging leap

    Had the Tix560 for a year now. 18.5k with wide angle. Just updated the calibration. Great camera but I am selling and again upgrading. Will sell for 12k. Contact info is available at www.thebuildingconsultant.com
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    stepping back in

    I too need to get back in. Been a very busy year in my consulting practice.
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    no wrap under vinyl siding

    If it was built in 2000 then it is 16 years old. We in Iowa have a 15 statute. If there is damage due to a construction in this time, then you might have a case. What damage do you have on your home, where is it leaking?
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    Hardiplank Problems

    Robsha Thanks for the additional info. Too much time has passed to do anything. as I said in my state it's 15 years but even that has passed in your situation. Also here it does not matter that you are one of the successive owners, you could be the 10th owner and still have recourse as long as the time was right. You best course of action is to do the repairs and corrections. Do you have anyone you trust that could do an in-depth review and analysis of your house on the other areas that are not yet corrected, it may surprise you what you find? To be fair I look at many houses that do not have the windows flashed properly and they do not have problems yet but it is only a matter of time, in most cases.
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    Hardiplank Problems

    How old is the house. Most states have a 10 year statute of repose for construction defect damages, 15 in my state. If you just had it fixed and did't document the damages you probably would have a tough time in presenting a case. If it was done wrong on one side then it is probably done wrong on all. The problem may appear later if it hasn't already on the other sides of the home. Here is an article hat might be somewhat pertinent to you Download Attachment: Common siding Failures wc_JLC_Siding_L.pdf 1657.47 KB
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    So, Brain Trust. How would you fix this one?

    Kurt I do mostly water intrusion and construction defects investigations these days. I am also doing consulting on a couple of big projects that are new construction. These are 4 story wood framed buildings one with Zip and one with Tyvek. We have been doing testing on the Zip and guess what... We are going to have an 80k SF building that has zip on it, and they are putting on a Tyvek rain coat. The testing revealed some things that are not good. More to come on this. I am now getting feedback on three other projects around the country experiencing similar problems. You got my number, give me a call and I will fill you in if you want.
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    Hardiplank Problems

    look up my contact inf on my website and give me a call.Tonight if you wish
  12. mark parlee

    Hardiplank Problems

    What does the exterior elevation views of the home look like? How do you know the product was wet? Did you measure the MC in any way? How was the product stored onsite and did it get rain on it? Are you saying it showed up to the site wet? When I am doing an investigation on product failure I have to answer these question and more, so this is a start. Do you have pictures of before and during the project?
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    Stains on Hardiplank

    Kiel I think you are zone 7 so my premise would be odd for you, never mind. Here in zone 5 we see all sorts of crazy things.
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    Stains on Hardiplank

    I have seen some of this staining before when the WRB was left off and moisture got behind the siding. We have had it at the top of the wall when there are humidity issues in the home in the bathroom areas. this has in my experience been a cold weather problem with high indoor humidity and a not very well sealed wall envelope. The air moves from warm to cold and wet to dry. Warm indoor dry air is wetter than exterior cold wet air, the vapor pressure is outward in the winter. In an area such as a bathroom where the exterior wall is not sealed well, this can be an area prone to moisture forming on the wall under the siding and running out the laps of the siding. Sounds crazy but I have been called to look at several of these occurrences in the last couple of years. What weather zone are you in?
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    Stains on Hardiplank

    Is there a WRB applied under the siding? If so what brand, if you can tell.
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