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  1. Bill Kibbel

    ISO Class III...???

    I'm assuming this inspection was a loss control survey for an underwriter. A building inspection would identify type, not insurance class. After the '08 crash, I did alot of work for commercial insurers for 2 years. If you confirmed the steel wall framing, you might be able to consider it mixed construction and then try to apply the 2/3 rule. Cold-rolled, light-gauge framing supporting loads however, is more likely to be class 1. Where there any interior load bearing walls? Unprotected light gauge steel is Class 1
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    Artography non HI

    My kinda people!
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    Bug Porn

    I have.
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    Some Artography to share

    I really like the shallow DoF! Not something I would be thinking about whilst inspecting.
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    Oven Location

    I believe codes defer to the manufacturer's instructions. I don't think there will be anything to address this.
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    Spam from David Martin

    I removed the link from his post on Thurs. He just edited it today and put it back in. Deleted & blocked.
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    De facto structural element?

    It's not from any structural settlement. They probably used a considerable amount of hydraulic repair mortar (expansive) to fill gaps below the windows.
  8. 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".