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An average day

Discussion in 'Contractor Talk' started by ICE, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. TheCommish

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    isn't under a big overhang the same as indoor in California?
     
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  2. Pcinspector1

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    With gas lines and electric involved, I would assume that the permitting office knows it's an outside application?
    Did they just get the wrong tank-less WH?
     
  3. ICE

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    It could be the wrong house.
     
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    It does say indoor OR mobile home installation, so if they screw it to outside of a mobile home, they are good....
     
  5. Pcinspector1

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    I agree, It's the wrong house.
     
  6. ICE

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    Photovoltaic array on a roof:

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    This picture is from today. You know, I don't walk on tile roofs, steep roofs, high roofs, so I don't see the inside of a lot of junction boxes except for a picture. I can't tell if a c-tap has been installed correctly from a picture....I can't pulll the c-tap off the wires and put it in my pocket. I have quite a collection.

    I have come to the conclusion that even if the correct size c-tap is installed with the correct crimp tool, I will still be able to remove the c-tap with my bare hands. That hardly qualifies as an irreversible connection as is required by code.

    I'm telling you that these c-taps are junk. I have had them fall off without me touching them and too many inspectors are not aware of the problem and some do not bother to look.
     
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    That looks like someone was gnawing on it.....I usually tug on everyone is see....That being said, we don't go on the roofs....
     
  8. ICE

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    I went to the wrong house today. The inspection was for an electrical service upgrade. I noticed this while I was waiting for someone to answer the door. The lady said that they didn't get a new el service and by the way, you're at the wrong house. So I gave her a correction slip and off I went.

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    This was first inspected on 12-19-18. It is now 1-9-19 and nothing has changed. At the first inspection it was just me and the owner. I made it clear to him that he must get the contractor to fix this. The cabinet is mounted over a hole and I left correction to start over and do not leave exposed energized metal. The electrician was there today....I fired him.

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  12. Pcinspector1

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    MC with a bonding jumper, haven't seen that one, is that the GC?

    Never seen the Hots coiled like that, you okay with that?
     
  13. ICE

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    I asked him why the tape was there. He apologized for not doing it correctly. He said that he has more tape and can fix this while we wait. I asked him again why the tape is there. He said that was to separate the clamp from the armor because of dissimilar metal corrosion.

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    He is a genuine electrical contractor that has been at it for more than a few years. He assured me that he has done this hundreds of times and never has anyone asked the question. I believe him....
     
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    The job is an patio cover. The correction stated "Bond the metal that is within five feet of the water's edge." The guy that met me was happy to see me. He does clean work. A tad bit wrong but clean. He's as old as I am and we taught each other few things today. I like when that happens.

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    The paint interrupts the bond. The clamp could be below the level of the concrete.
     
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    I might have been able to do some good here.

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  17. TheCommish

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    The house is vacant. The new owner was there for inspection of a PV system and an electrical service upgrade. The water heater has corrections and no permit. I had to tell her to not use it.. She wanted me to explain why the real estate "home" inspector didn't mention the water heater deficiencies.

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    Oh my....
     
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    That's one of those new "powerCOpoisoningvent" setups?
     
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