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  1. Jerry - yeah, I know Bob - I think you're on to what I'm after, which is the reasoning behind the code. If someone else has a great explanation of why, I'd be interested to hear. I hate telling my client "you can't do this because it's code." Instead, I said it wasn't safe... but I really don't know why, and come to think of it, I guess I'm really not sure it isn't safe.
  2. Why can't a wood stove and a natural gas water heater share the same vent?
  3. I've a few thoughts but am more interested in what you think makes it dangerous Reuben. The two laterals are at angles to each other. They sway in the wind differently, makes them rub and wear away at the insulation. Dangerous indeed. Marc Ok, I can dig it. It looks like it's been this way for a while though, and I didn't notice any damage to the insulation. - Reuben
  4. I've a few thoughts but am more interested in what you think makes it dangerous Reuben. John Kogel is the one who said it was dangerous, not me. I'm also interested in what makes this dangerous.
  5. Correct. One of the insulated cables was a grounded conductor, and the other was an ungrounded conductor. Yes. I agree with the Mickey Mouse part, but what makes this dangerous? - Reuben
  6. I'm scratching my head on this one. The overhead conductors that supply power to the garage are actually in contact with the service drop, which I'm sure can't be right... but I don't know where to find a reference for this. Also, the bare aluminum wire that runs to the garage isn't a conductor; it's just being used to support the other two conductors. Shouldn't it at least be bonded? Click to Enlarge 82.79 KB
  7. No. The switch on my flashlight would only get the light to turn on about one out of five clicks, so I assumed it was a bad switch. After giving everything a thorough cleaning with alcohol, my switch magically started working 100% of the time. Magic I tell you. - Reuben
  8. I'm the one that quoted that axiom. This is what I was told when I submitted my first fifty reports to ASHI for verification so I could use their logo. My reports got longer. I was told this again when I submitted my next 250 reports for full member status, as there were still several items that I didn't include in my reports. My reports got longer still, and they've stayed that way. The other inspectors in my company had similar experiences when they submitted reports to ASHI for verification. After reading this thread, I'm starting to think that many of the ASHI report verifiers don't know what they're talking about and that I've wasted hundreds of hours reporting on crap that nobody cares about. Good times. - Reuben
  9. I feel like a bit of a dope saying this, but the switch on my TK11 wasn't really bad, even though I was positive it was. I watched the cleaning video on the Fenix web site and followed the instructions, and now the switch on my flashlight works perfectly. Nice.
  10. If you're concerned about someone getting hurt, you could recommend they coat the windows with http://www.3m.com/product/information/Scotchshield-Ultra-Safety-Security-Window-Film.html. - Reuben
  11. Thanks for the link. I just got a new computer with windows 7 and I was wondering why it didn't come with movie maker.
  12. Good point - I didn't notice that. - Reuben
  13. Ok... I'll try to choose my words a little more carefully. - Reuben
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