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  1. Hey Chad, I gotta check this place out. Lets put together a couple days of classes here. Adaptive reuse of a former insane asylum in Buffallo, NY
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    Sistering Floor joists is this ok??

    I would prefer glue and screw. Some engineers here insist on bolts.
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    This is COOL

    I've seen quite a few in the UK. Don't know why so few here.
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    voltage stick

    Pranus, why do you just paste text copied from other sites? Are you an inspector there in Maharashtra?
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    Roof Part Name?

    It was asked and answered in another post over a year ago.
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    Roof Part Name?

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    Cat IV Roof termination with plumbing stack flashing

    Repair collars, without the flange, are available.
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    Copper and aluminum SEC

    I think India uses the Britiish IET regulations. 😁
  9. Stepped on many and also stuck to firearms in crawlspaces.
  10. Did you pee on the sign?
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    Anyone know of a good inspector in nyc?

    Arlene Puentes www.octoberhome.com
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    Tub Step-Down

    Clawfoot tubs.
  13. The stains show that more than just a leak at the drain occurred. Nothing will continue grow if there's no moisture. After the leaks are fixed and everything's dry, spray it with Concrobium (sodium carbonate and TSP). Probably not necessary but folks that believe all the hype about mold feel better.
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    Slate Roof Information

    Might be helpful for some folks inspecting slate roofs. historicbldgs.com/slate_roof.htm
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    Post Frame Construction Home

    I've been in a couple timber framed homes with SIPs. One was a reassembled 18th century barn frame. The panels were applied to the exterior, not tween the timbers.
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    Galvanized steel water pipe and cancer?

    Some early galvanized piping is known to have some very small amounts of cadmium and lead introduced with the zinc coating. Never have I heard of any health issue.
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    Post Frame Construction Home

    If it isn't posts in the ground, what is it? What are the design advancements?
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    Inspection Fuel Conference in Las Vegas

    At first glance, it looks like a 4-day infomercial.
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    HI Artography - Old Boiler

    Marc, You described a one-pipe steam system. A gravity hot water system is... well Dan can describe it in much more detail here: https://heatinghelp.com/systems-help-center/gravity-hot-water-heating-q-and-a/
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    HI Artography - Old Boiler

    That boiler was manufactured for a gravity hot water system.
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    Cat IV Vent Clearance

    That 8' clearance is not required for direct vent. Think about where sidewall terminations are! How high above the roof are those terminations? I think it's 24" max.
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    square footage

    I'm quite sure they're confusing an inspector's responsibility with the appraiser's task. I don't know any inspector that determines square feetsies.