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  1. Crawlspace height

    Dust mask won't block Hantavirus. Need a respirator with P-100 filters.
  2. PVC Flue venting size

    The manufacturers' instructions usually contain very specific details about if, where, and how the intake and exhaust piping can increase or decrease dimension. Same with direct exhaust water heaters. After looking at just a few different manuals, you'll see there's no rule of thumb. More often than not though, a diameter increase for the exhaust is not permitted outside of the furnace cabinet.
  3. What type of panel is this ??

    Both service legs are attached to buses. The 70 amp breaker supplies a separate pair of buses below. Don't need a single main breaker, but there are supposed to be no more than 6 breakers/disconnects in the top part to shut off everything. The one pictured has 7.
  4. Cleaning a square dryer vent

    I've seen square duct brushes but the smallest is probably 6x6". Get a round brush and trim the bristles to square. I've always relocated my laundry rooms so the dryer meets an exterior wall.
  5. What is the name for this exterior piece?

    I don't like the term, but it's commonly referred to as water table trim.
  6. I suggest getting with the folks at the NOVA ASHI chapter. Most chapters welcome new inspectors, usually the first couple/few meetings before requiring membership. Many chapters don't meet in the summer though. You're more likely to get folks to take you out if they meet you first and see a professional demeanor.
  7. Bird or bug damage?

    Woodpeckers going after carpenter bee larvae.
  8. Burnham "Electric Steam Radiator"

    I've seen them in cast iron and stamped steel. The last one I saw was labeled NoCare and ran on DC.
  9. Wood Pellet Insulation

    Planer envy.
  10. Funny Accessories on Garage Door Opener

    It's a laser sensor parking guide system. He's an IT guy - the opener is plugged into a rack mount PDU.
  11. basement stair

    I'm picturing the couple of 300+ lb. fellas carrying the 22 Cu. Ft. freezer down into the basement.
  12. ridge vent for modular home

    Air Vent has a shingle-over vent that's almost 12" wide. Commonly used with wide ridge beams.
  13. A little help needed with wood shingles

    It's about done. Yes, moss & lichen are detrimental. Today's wood shingles don't last more than 15 years here unless installed on spaced wood battens, without felt. Only shakes are required to be installed with felt. I once removed a 60 year old (documented) wood shingle roof off an historic building. Trimmed 1/2" off the butts and reinstalled them over an accessory building. That was about 28 years ago.
  14. Home Inspector Shoots Congressman

    I'll bet anything Nicki G. is gonna be all over this cuz of the shirt logo.
  15. Greek Light Switch

    Did you turn him on during the inspection?