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  1. 4,500 watts adds 2 amps to the draw. I doubt that 2 amps will make much of a difference, but I'd consider if the old dog is worth both a new element and the risk of something going wrong while trying to replace it.
  2. As long as it's not inside the house, I wouldn't worry.
  3. Aren't they bushing bearings? Can't replace them because you can't locate new ones.
  4. I'd stick with getting an exact replacement part. Keep shopping.
  5. That's the...what's it called...it protects the wire.
  6. I've never heard one. Come to think of it, I haven't heard much of anything in the last 50 years.
  7. I've never seen wall headers any smaller than 2X6 in my 'unsophisticated' area.
  8. http://www.co.stevens.wa.us/landservices/documents/WALLFRAMINGSECTION.pdf Page 4
  9. How would the ceiling load be transferred to a rim joist on a TIJ ceiling? Take a look at Table R 502.5(1).
  10. It seems that if an inspector wants to serves his client as best he can, he's gonna have to tolerate more liability on the job. Fine with me. Is Inspector Pro going to deny me if I apply for coverage next year? No claims in 16 years.
  11. It serves the state legislatures that had to come up with some sort of standard to round out their regulatory chapter but had only one choice on the shelf: ASHI's SOP. I don't mock the SOP. My gripe is that not a single new-born HI regulatory body in this country has yet to 'grab the ball and run with it' by following up with educational and report writing standards. It's by these two standards that the bar is raised. The SOP can't do it. JMHO
  12. Ya know, I wonder: I have an IR attachment to my iphone that I deploy when, and only when, visible conditions suggest a moisture issue. It's for confirmation of the issue. Without that visible evidence, the attachment stays in my truck. So what do you think? Bad practice?
  13. That approach is designed to avoid the situation that would bring the insurance company into the picture in the first place. It's unreasonable to expect an insurance company to adopt such an approach as policy. Having said that, the number of substantial client complaints I've had in over 16 years can be counted on the fingers of one hand. I credit that on satisfying whatever client needs I can reasonably offer, even if it means exceeding the SOP. The SOP, without an educational standard and a mandated writing style to go with it, is a ridiculous standard upon which to base a quality inspection/report. JMHO.
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