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Jim Baird

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Jim Baird last won the day on December 23 2020

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    Home Inspector

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  1. If the buyer walked that faucet likely was not the only problem you found. The listing agent was likely used to the "other" kind of inspector who never causes a deal to go down.
  2. With that age they have to be "Patina".
  3. T'was 6 days before Christmas, and all through the town, people wore masks, that covered their frown. The frown had begun way back in the spring when a global pandemic changed everything. They called it corona, but unlike the beer, It didn’t bring good times, it didn’t bring cheer. Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned. Borders were closed across air, sea, and land. As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve, the economy halted, and folks lost their nerve. From March to July we rode the first wave, people stayed home, they tried to behave. When summer emerged the lockdown wa
  4. I usually leave crawl till end, and when I crawled a 70's ranch for a friend. I pushed my screwdriver through every joist I touched, declared house a bust, so my client made an offer only for the site, and declared he would remove the building one rolloff at a time. Seller accepted, and my friend moved in, though there are areas inside where floors are caving and he can't enter them.
  5. Japanese maple I planted as a seedling 30 yrs ago died suddenly.
  6. We were wondering whither the weather and whether it will be waxing, waning wintry, windy, wet, or what and where and when?
  7. Just like residential brick veneer, where I have almost never seen weeps and flashing at openings and first floor, I usually don't go into that much description on 75 yr old houses.
  8. Thanks for the replies. In this case the installer did not like the photos when shown them and returned to correct.
  9. IRC calls for metal chimney cap to made so that water drains off. See pics of new cap not draining. Do you think the cap is not designed right, or is installation the problem?
  10. Likely not just the splash but also the singing.
  11. Those vinyl guys specialize in all kinds of coverups. They also like to wrap fascia and even window casings in enameled metal. Once they get done it is hard to tell the condition of those components. Flippers love the stuff.
  12. "Time was, When we got along..."--Canned Heat
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