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  1. As an insurer, I suspect your experiences and advice are focused more toward the "bottom end" of this profession. I've been fortunate to have been able to interact with the "top end" folks for over 3 decades. Deflecting, defending, or even worrying about claims is not part of any discussion in that group. Training, educating and inspecting to a level well above the minimum standard would probably reduce the claims significantly. This whole profession should be constantly improving their knowledge and service to their clients, not hiding behind minimum sop.
  2. Those work just fine Jim, you just aren't familiar with the new IDP technology. Inter-dimensional Portal suction devices aren't operated by a switch. You just need to know the correct invocation incantation for exhausting to another dimension. Recite the wrong one and nasty odors from the other dimension blow into the room.
  3. That's great David. What types of pipes are used in Kanpur, India?
  4. It's a phrase meaning something was either more effort than it's worth or doing more than necessary. I've only heard it in the South and it was a nickel.
  5. It's still a parapet. At the end of a building it's a 'gable parapet' aka Dutch gable.
  6. There are fiberglass doors with 20, 30, 60 & 90 minute ratings. Usually labeled on the hinge edge.
  7. Some folks never need to "manage" anyone's expectations. They're the ones that consistently and assiduously exceed all expectations. There seems to be some of those types of folks here at the Inspector's Journal. It's evident in replies to this topic and many others.
  8. Fiberglass is an approved material for fireblocking around ducts and other penetrations - as long as it's installed so that it securely remains in place. The latter is left open to interpretation.
  9. Sure. They're usually painted gold/bronze or silver. I think it's made by Vanguard and named Thermotronic or Thermosonic or something similar. Early 1960s.
  10. You can easily determine if there's enough downhill slope to the street - and you don't need much. Rent a transit, buy a cheap laser level or even a string level. Sounds like a good situation for a channel drain along this curb.
  11. That's often the case with this type of installation but, Jerry stated this to be new construction.
  12. I think it's just a basic milling machine.
  13. I think folks that take baths might like to sit back and relax. It's probably more comfortable ifn all the protruding bits are at one end.
  14. That's hilarious, Jerry. Now I don't feel so bad about the shit I do.
  15. Around here, there's a nest in every box with an open knock out. Pull it out and the insulation on the wires inside the nest is gone.
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