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ejager last won the day on October 21 2019

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    I'm a bit of a house geek, quite interested in how and why things are done, a little less on why weren't they done following the "rules".

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  1. You disconnected the vent piping to shoot a picture inside?
  2. Thanks Jim, I believe it is a Masonite or similar hardboard product. I'm just surprised to a find a 35 year old installation that looked so good .
  3. Great coop! But is it a sedan? Don't coupes have four doors?
  4. Looking for an ID please. 1985 home in Calgary and the siding looked great. All aluminum corners in place, all most all butt joints covers in place. I see a groove in the back of the (what I assume to be ) hardboard that is unlike anything I am familiar with. but then I see the cross section of the "blocks" at a telephone jack and older electrical cover plate and think it could be newer materials.
  5. Jim: My apologies if I came across as better than, or even in the same league, as you. As someone who has been reading these pages for over 14 years (but a participant for only 11), I have learned to add "Katen" to any Google search when trying to verify anything for my own knowledge and home inspection reports. Your battles here with (someone now banned I believe ) were epic! More than once I have been the beneficiary of your "efficient use of language" in correcting both my questions and my understanding. And for that I am grateful. I will not apologize however, for pointing out behaviour unbecoming. I "get" being exasperated with yet another mold question especially when someone is not taking responsibility for their part in the problem, however - no amount of expertise justifies hostility even when disguised as humour. Its not representative of the professionalism of our craft, of the professionalism I have seen many people here, including - maybe even especially you, exhibit, nor, of the professionalism we are all capable of exhibiting everyday. It is up to all of us, to hold ourselves up to a higher standard, and support each other to do the same. Marc: If that was not how I came across, please let me know and I will try do it differently in the future.
  6. Thread-drift: This is an inspection guide (which was certainly written and edited by committee) with repair instructions?
  7. $400 is less than the cost of one inspection and you'll be using it every working day for the foreseable future - don't skimp on your tools.
  8. Jim, while I love that you speak with deserved conviction and share your knowledge freely, when you slip into sarcasm, we don't get to see the best side of you. Admittedly, it can be more than a little tiresome when yet another tenant shows up on this home inspection forum looking for back-up in a fight with a landlord but although not everyone understands or respects boundaries, everyone needs a place to live. Maybe when ArVandelay is looking to buy their own place, they can remember the inspectors here treated them with dignity and compassion.
  9. Its great to hear when conclusions are reached. Sorry you had an experience, but grateful you are finding resolution so "quickly".
  10. I have been using telescopic ladders for a quite a few years now and won't be going back to hauling anything else through the house to get into the attic. Works well for most bungalows as well. My back, arms, shoulders, have never complained about my decision. My first one had a single release that allowed the whole thing to collapse back down... I did get nervous about that one and replaced it with one where I have to release every rung separately. I carry a JAWS for two storey homes where I can't straddle the ridge of a lower roof to get up to the second storey. I'm 6'2" and 225 and have never felt like it was unsafe. I do replace it every three years because the paranoia here eats at me a little and that is how I placate it. On a side note: I rented a 40' extension ladder for one inspection of a three storey home and that thing wiggled and bucked so much I couldn't believe that it was ever "safety-rated" by anyone.
  11. Reminded me of tire skid marks... Skateboarders? 🚲
  12. I don't disagree with the sentiment. Can you speak a little more to wrong materials and wrong fasteners?
  13. We've got a switch next to the thermostat that turns on both the bath exhaust fan and the furnace blower motor. The switch in the bathroom won't turn the fan off if this switch turns it on. There is a fresh air intake on the return air system ahead of the furnace. I explain is as the switch you use when the heat and/or humidity levels necessitate an active changing of the air in the home - such as when you are having a house party. Most people seem to get it
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