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  1. Consumer Reports also judged six 12-and-a-half-foot telescoping extension ladders "Not Acceptable": Telesteps 1205 Types IA, I, and II (discontinued but may still be available), 1600 Types IA and I; and Xtend & Climb 770. Consumer Reports did not report on other telescoping ladders by Telesteps or Xtend & Climb, but a stepladder by Telesteps was very highly rated. Separately, CR notes that safety standards for consumer ladders are not mandatory. Instead, there are voluntary standards published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that outline types based on a maximum weight. http://www.kcbd.com/story/5251323/consu ... oavailable
  2. Quite often antennas are found in attics because the condo association won't allow anything on the roof. (either because of appearance requirements or they own the roof) Now we just see multiple dishes on the roof, but some condos prevent this by requiring cable. (not available in all areas) Some owners get around that by mounting their dish on the deck railings or the side of the house. Aren't Condo Associations fun?
  3. Why don't you post the schematic you're referring too. Most schematics will call it a thermocouple but flame sensor is an accurate description of what it does. It is heated by the pilot flame and allows the gas to come on for heating the water. In the absence of a pilot (blows out) you wouldn't want the gas to come on. If the thermocouple is bad the gas will not come on whether you have a pilot or not.
  4. Can't tell what it is from a picture. Just to clarify your question. You are asking a group of Home Inspectors for legal advice? Only a lawyer can tell you what your next step should be.
  5. John Kogel's diagram is most common wiring for those testers. If there is an open ground only the center light will light regardless of the polarity of the other terminals. At that point reversed polarity doesn't even matter the circuit needs repair. (so, if you show reversed polarity, you can't have an 'open' ground) John's technique with the 'sniffer' works and will indicate reversed polarity if you want to go to that much trouble. The sure test lights are driven by a microprocessor so there is a lot more flexibility in lighting possibilities. No ground is indicated by lighting all three neon lamps. A little thought here and you realize what can you do to that display and indicate - open ground, and some other problem? fortunately the display also indicates a ground problem with one of the additional functions. There are only eight display possibilities with three light testers, cheapo or Sure Test, after that you need further investigation.
  6. Moot question. The presence of a quick disconnect coupler indicates it is not intended as a permanent - year round - installation.
  7. Rural mail delivery sans rain gear ("We don't get out of the vehicle!"):
  8. Try this: http://www.buildingcenter.org/mitsubishi
  9. "What we've got here is failure to communicate."
  10. No way that damage was caused by self propulsion. Obviously fell from a height. Dead before fall.
  11. Helmet camera: http://www.amazon.com/Ion-Wi-Fi-Bike-He ... B007WZTMVE
  12. You'll see this on the outside wall. Click to Enlarge 26.57 KB
  13. The utility will gladly (maybe reluctantly) tape it for you, but that is probably all they will do.
  14. Looks to me like this guy already has an overfilled box. Stickin' a dimmer into it won't help. Correct my math if necessary: 14 gauge wire - 6 conductors, 1 ground, 1 clamps, 2 device= 10 x 2.0 = 20 cubic inches. The box he shows is 2x3 the deepest of which is 18 cubic inches at 3.5 inches deep.
  15. Those insulators look like a common outdoor pole insulator. The wire wraps around the insulator. All the knob and tube I've seen, including this inspection from yesterday, the knob is two pieces and the wire is 'clamped' by the knob. Click to Enlarge 55 KB
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