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  1. Marc

    feral lots

    I'd have returned every season to pick the blackberries. They make the best pies.
  2. Now wait just a minute there...Southern Yellow vs Eastern White. Is there a racist subliminal twist going on here? 😁
  3. Ya know, that gets me thinking...could it be that the gauge, that particular type of gauge, has a tendency to behave that way if tested with air instead of water?
  4. Post more pictures if you got em'.
  5. Perhaps not every valve of that type is built the same way.
  6. I dunno...but I do remember my father always telling me I was hard-headed.
  7. It's a curb-appeal fix for poor folks. BTW: I'm in the habit of turning on all lights/ceiling fans at the get go.
  8. Ya know, there's drones for low crawlspaces and for high roofs but none for attics. How long before someone invents one? Not that I like them. They don't fit anywhere in SOPs.
  9. Have you heard anything from Kurt M?
  10. Ok. The 82 1/4 cued me into a pre-hung with an 80" door. 82 1/4 is a common RO for that. My mistake. I'm not sure you're going to like stepping across a high threshold if you add that 1X sill plate.
  11. This the first I've ever heard of an 80 inch RO.
  12. If your door is a standard 6' 8" door, 82 1/4 doesn't leave enough room for a sill plate under the threshold. That 2 1/4 is gonna be taken up by the threshold, top jamb, door/frame gap and header clearance. What Jim said, just flash the threshold. Pan and dam.
  13. Heck, given the many trades you've ventured within since I joined this message board ten years ago, you'll likely master the concrete finishing by the time you finish this project. I'm jealous.
  14. I'm working as fast as I can. Give it a day or two.
  15. I don't think it exists anywhere, but I wouldn't rest my laurels on a hard and fast legal requirement. If a client of mine loses the benefit of 300K worth of E&O that I paid for, that's putting them at risk. I'm not saying I'd put my clients at risk, I'm saying if the rule were applied uniformly a great many HI clients would definitely be put at risk, with no one to turn to if the their inspector were to screw up big time.
  16. Aren't those details around the window decorative only? Like EIFS trim on each side of a window opening in a wall that's finished in cement board stucco?
  17. It's more of a disservice when there's no way you can know even approximately how much the client's future chosen contractor will charge. I choose my words carefully when I write something up, why would I throw that to the wind trying to guess what it's gonna cost to fix it? It doesn't extend my service, it degrades it. Each to his own.
  18. That's fine, as long as it isn't a number, or even a range.
  19. If you get quotes for a given repair job, you'll find they range enormously from one contractor to another. If, as an inspector, you give an estimate to a client, and that client does end up hiring a contractor that charges more than your estimate, an attorney won't have any trouble translating that discrepancy into damage you've done to his client. The client will likely ignore small discrepancies but might well get emotional and complain about larger ones, the ones in the thousands of dollars. That's when you get the call, and that's when your E&O kicks out on account of that estimate you gave. Not a pretty picture.
  20. Associations can interpret their rules in any way they wish. Practically, it's that interpretation that matters.
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