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  1. Les

    Portland in Early September

    I always get really nervous when meeting inspectors that know more than I do. (that would be most inspectors) Enjoyed the company, the dinner and the trip. I am sooooooo poor that Katen had to pick up my check! Thanks Jim. I was really a rose between two thorns. Meeting other inspectors is my favorite thing about this job. I am blessed.
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    Portland in Early September

    a bunch of suspected inspectors will also be in portland sept 7-10th. we are staying downtown somewhere by the river. are there any strip clubs for older americans?
  3. I am sure Michael can help, one way or another. Good guy and forgot more than most know!
  4. Is this really a house? or barn/garage? Does not make any difference - just curious.
  5. hey Chad, I have been involved for abt 10yrs in various tasks. JD Grewell and I had a ball every year doing the SME and role delineation. You would like it and fit into the org perfectly. It is not a bunch of fluff, but there are some really good times. More academic than most imagine.
  6. Les

    Oven Location

    nothing I am aware of.
  7. three is nice. two not so much. one is interesting, but chaotic
  8. Les

    Fun Design Challenge

    I don't care what those other guys are saying - I am claiming to know the guy that designed that place. I really like to see work done by others that I can't do!
  9. Les

    Fun Design Challenge

    Steven, is there a particular reason every other rafter in the dome terminates in a sawn point? how is that piece held in place?
  10. Mike, what are you using for camera?
  11. Les

    sill rot on older Anderson windows

    John, anecdotally we started writing the open sill ends and were corrected by the local distributor. We had advised simply caulking them. He, informally, told us that was designed to be open, but offered no real scientific reason. Mentioned it may be for ventilation or prevent the water that may have penetrated the horizontal sill becoming seal into wood. we still mention it. we have found, like you, many rotted and many nothing. interested to see what others post.
  12. yes, occasionally.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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    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.
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