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  1. yes, occasionally.
  2. Just my opinion, but relying on any zillow type site for ages is a slippery slope. with a bit of knowledge you use site condition and all that Marc states above. Once in a while I will use public records for commercial. This not to say you should not use zillow sites, just that you should not rely upon them.
  3. I insist that we disclose we were there before. It is impossible to forget a previous inspection. We do not share the report under any circumstance. Even with the previous client permission. If someone wants the report go the the person were did it for.
  4. pvc flue pipe

    Interesting. furnace is abt 22' below roof line. Do you install a 180 on top of pipe, use a storm collar ? etc. I know you can research it and find all kinds of information, but the intent here is what do you think at the time of inspection.
  5. Gutter Guards

    Thanks Bill. That is a really good photo. Better than what Mike Lamb has been posting lately!
  6. What all above said. The key is just a standard HUD padlock key. The crawl has to be secured by the preservation company/Safeguard. The soil looks soft like rodent trails or moles. The shed definitly has animal activity. Most components are at life expectancy. the price is average for our mid-michigan market repos. Without fail, get it inspected by a professional.
  7. Lint Trap

    I don't have a dryer. Rope and two cedar posts in the back yard. My gas dryer vent is 22'long. 90 out of dryer, 7' rise, 90, then 15' to exterior wall. Too long, but I clean it every six months or so and am always surprised how little lint there is. I clean it with the air setting and from the exterior inward abt 18'. I suppose a family of three or four would need to clean more often.
  8. we are so poor we have not waste other than plastic and stained paper.
  9. What is this?

    Bill, you are right. I had forgotten the delay, especially when Howdy Dowdy was on! Remember when the National Anthem started and finished the day of broadcast?
  10. What is this?

    ours had an indicator needle and a large rocker switch. Channel four was S-SW and channel six was straight south. State of the art stuff in 1956.
  11. not supposed to bury anything here in Michigan. I buried a hatchet once and woke up the next day feeling sprightly and full of vim and vigor.
  12. my issue with most schools is the instructors. Many really do not have the experience to teach inspection. You could be a genius abt electricity and be a really poor teacher for inspecting electrical. Lots of politics. Pick a school, do the best you can and get into the real world for training.
  13. stepping back in

    I could sit and watch Marc and John do it for hours on end. Chad what ever happened to your doodle bug?
  14. we no longer light anything, even with a pizo. also don't turn the gas on .
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