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  1. The manufacturer's instruction would have to show that the burner tray assembly was tested to a specific ANSI standard to allow it to be lit manually. Without that information, I would say that it needs a direct ignition device and a flame safeguard device.
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    Name this Brick?

    I've also heard them called Atlas brick, but I think that's probably the name of a manufacturer.
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    Name this Brick?

    Structural bricks. Usually installed with rebar through filled cores.
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    1924 house

    Slate back panel?
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    New Siding Products

    https://youtu.be/j8Ft3S_meOs I've experimented with some thermally modified wood. I was wondering if it would ever make it as a building product.
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    Recent Inspection

    I inspected it back when it was new construction.
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    Recent Inspection

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    bootleg improvements

    This doesn't address your point, but I've been in thousands of very old homes that have ceiling heights below 80". They were continually "habitated" for 2-3 centuries. I owned a home that in the original 1690 section, some parts of the ceiling are at 78". It also has 72.5"-73" door frame heights. Wasn't an issue till I wore my cowboy boots one day. Had a friend visit regularly that is 6'9".
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    Tub/Shower Step

    Not sure if this is what you're looking for. IRC - 21" clear space in front of tubs. NKBA recommendation - 30"
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    Fuse panel (Skeleton man)

    I wouldn't have seen it.
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    A/C compressor unit clicking - Split system

    Lennox scroll compressor units have one dual capacitor for both compressor and fan. When the capacitor fails, nothing runs. Not worth fixin' - it's 19.5 years old. Most Lennox HPs from that era usually don't make it to 15.
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    A/C compressor unit clicking - Split system

    Bad start capacitor.
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    Unknown Object

    Thanks Nolan. Just recently saw a pair in a very old train depot.
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    Happy DST day

    Busy night in Britain.
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    I've come across it a few times. Boiler room ceilings, stair and elevator towers. Tests showed it contains a very small percentage of fibers, surprisingly from wood.