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Mike Lamb

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  1. I know the general height requirements for an attic renovation. What about this narrow hallway where only about 24 inches has a 7 foot plus clearance? Is there code to address that in particular?
  2. Definitely? I know it's hard to tell, but those insulated conductors in #1 looked too big to be carrying just one wire. Almost 1/2" I'd say.
  3. Is this knob and tube in the attic? Or old Romex? The parallel wiring in the attic made me think twice. The basement had a lot of old exposed Romex.
  4. I read that grey squirrels can live up to 26 yrs but usually die by age of 6. Probably from vaping and lead poisoning. And squirrel launchers.
  5. Illinois SOP f) These Standards are not intended to limit home inspectors from: 1) Including other inspection services, systems or components in addition to those defined in these Standards; 2) Specifying repairs, provided the inspector is appropriately qualified and willing to do so...
  6. I feel like I asked this before but cannot find the answer. What do you call this gable protrusion above the roof line?
  7. Read Brick Industry Notes 46. Pictures might help. Is there something that is causing the cracks that needs to be addressed? Caulking and grouting are different things. I would not recommend caulk. It does not breathe. Go Brick ...Two methods used to repair mortar joints are face grouting and repointing. While both have been used successfully, they are intended for different purposes and vary in performance. Repointing is generally recommended and is performed more often because the procedure is better suited to correct various types and severities of mortar joint deterioration compared with face grouting....
  8. Are there any fiberglass doors that have a proper fire rating for garage to house entry?
  9. Would fiberglass stuffed around a duct penetration be an acceptable fire stop?
  10. Is this type of residential surface wiring okay per the NEC?
  11. Yes. Those are hand cuffs hanging from the RPM handle.
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