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    Finger Lakes Area, New York
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    Manufactured Home: Installer/Retailer/Inspector

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  1. Greg Booth

    HI Artography - IDGAS

    ..........we installed women's urinals in commercial office space during a renovation in the 70's. The restroom was torn apart and re-renovated 6 month's later. Don't know if this is a modern iteration of a poor idea........Greg
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    What is the name for this exterior piece?

    ........and on the bottom surface (just below what you can see in Chad's sketch), just in from the outer edge is a routed groove. The purpose of which is to break the surface tension of the flowing water so it drips off, rather than flow down onto the band trim and foundation surface......Greg
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    Aluminum floor joists

    .............in the late 60's, Ryan homes was experimenting with all metal framing, similar to what you're pic shows. I know of only 4 homes done in one of their developments in a Rochester suburb..........Greg
  4. Greg Booth

    Pennsylvania Home Inspection Law Update

    ..........first a disclaimer - I'm in NY and do not do inspections in Pa. That said, my inspection business is primarily manufactured/modular homes because I have sold, installed, serviced and inspected these homes for 25 years. I maintain installers and dealers licenses (and appropriate bonds) in addition to my HI license. There is also a requirement to attend routine continuing education. There is no question that these structures are a breed-apart from stick-built and the inspector that looks at one or two per year would benefit from some specialized training. There is some manufactured home CE available in NY (that I have attended) which will afford CE credit towards our HI ticket, but that's the only benefit - the substance was a joke. I would support the concept of some specialized training, even though it might erode my niche market. Not to worry though, I'll be long retired before any substantive changes would/could occur.............Greg
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    Vinyl window in stucco

    ..........I believe it's a very typical vinyl, prime window with a built-in J-mold/nailing flange. The stucco substrate has been extended into the J receiver and the stucco applied. It appears to be located in an area protected by a deep roof overhang - simple caulking may be all that's needed..............Greg
  6. Greg Booth

    SAM: Brick Laying Robot

    Recently I tuned an old wood jack plane. I mean it's as good as it was in 1860. After a few test passes, I had it perfect and the transparent layers just a few cells thick seemed motorized as they emerged from the throat. The stroke was effortless. Perfect ribbons of walnut fell to the floor. The sound was clean and indescribable. The tool felt happy. When the bricklayer's skill is unnecessary, when no work is done with hand tools and the finesse lies within keys tapped by a programmer, it won't be a better world. ...........I agree with Chad. As I write this, I think back to my summer-high-school job in the 1960's as a helper with a local builder. Nothing was subbed-out, all the tradesmen were permanent employees. As the mason would raise the chimney on each home, so to would rise the pile of empty beer cans at its base. Wonder why he always rode to and from work with a buddy[:-paperba Anyway, these were very nice homes then, built by real craftsmen, that command astounding dollars 50, years later.........Greg
  7. Greg Booth

    What type of marketing have you done with realtors

    .........he's asked the same question on IN.......Greg
  8. Greg Booth

    Electric Service

    ...........the device is a shower head with an internal electric heating element. Powered thru zip-cord/plug from the shower wall or ceiling.
  9. Greg Booth

    Electric Service

    .........are suicide showers in use?........Greg
  10. Greg Booth

    A what-is-it

    .......it is indeed an HP..........have a couple here in this little town. With locally growing Mennonite and Amish communities, they're making a comeback - that should give you a clue Marc.......Greg
  11. Greg Booth

    Plastic Pex Fittings

    .........are you sure they are Pex (cross-linked poly)? As noted above there are many kinds of "plastic". I've worked with many poly-bute systems in the manufactured home industry (Quest) and the vast majority of failures were attributed to the acetal plastic fittings - only occasionally did I see actual pipe failures. Due to that sad experience, that we still see almost daily in older HUD Code homes, I can't bring myself to use anything but brass with today's cross-linked systems. And they perform very, very well...........Greg
  12. Greg Booth

    Old Vick

    ..........I've owned worse.........Greg
  13. Greg Booth

    Wavy vinyl siding on a HUD-Code

    ........may be a light weight brand siding specifically provided for the HUD code market, although many manufacturers are now using standard grade materials. Also, it may be fastened with staples which are easily over-driven and end up too tight. And last, the sheathing may be very flimsy material which provides lots of bumps and lumps. As suggested, it's a good idea to unzip (the siding[:-paperba) and look at the behind the scenes aspects of the install.......Greg Marc, who was the manufacturer?
  14. Greg Booth

    Found the stairway to heaven!

    .........did you write-up that missing j-box cover? []
  15. Greg Booth

    Help IDing insect.

    .......pill bug it is. Scientific name is armadillo-something or other.........Greg
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