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An average day

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

  1. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    I didn't ask about the grout. The gaps are narrow, uniform and straight. The guy that did this had not done a tile floor before now. He is from England and came to the USA to build a huge home for his sister. He is Chinese with a thick English accent. His wife is also Chinese with a French accent.
     
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    [QUOTE="aw sh*t[/QUOTE]
     
  3. MtnArch

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    And hope that the slab doesn't crack or move!
     
  4. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    Bonding a fence to a swimming pool equipotential bonding grid.

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    There's a lay-in lug on the way. I'll get a picture.
     
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    I have used those huge porcelain sheets in commercial construction, but as wall panels. They are thin and surprisingly strong, but not unbreakable. Because they are porcelain, no sealer is needed. They install just like small tiles (with thinset) but of course they require a lot more attention to proper details.
     
  6. ICE

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    I can't see anything wrong with that installation, it does have the required clearance in front of the panel!
     
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    Not an electrical inspector but not sure how they are going to address the giant holes in the wall with the panels in the way.o_O
     
  9. ICE

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    I’ll ask the building inspector......oh wait a minute that’s me. When they build the stairs the wall will be patched.
     
  10. Pcinspector1

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    Stairs?

    I don't start drinking until after five!:confused:
     
  11. Mech

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    Is a guard / fall protection required due to the height of the wall and the proximity of the HVAC & electrical equipment to the wall?
     
  12. ICE

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    The inspection was for conduit. There will be a fence with a bunch of lights.

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    At each location there are four upright rebar....next to the sidewalk.

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    I don't understand how people can be blind to the danger.
     
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  13. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    R908.1 General. Materials and methods of application used for re-covering or replacing an existing roof covering shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 9.
    Exceptions:
    1. Reroofing shall not be required to meet the minimum design slope requirement of one-quarter unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2-percent slope) in Section R905 for roofs that provide positive roof drainage.


    A dead flat roof will drain and I suppose that's positive roof drainage. The flat area slopes towards the pitched roof but is otherwise flat.

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    The roof that I am on is pretty much identical. Note the flat spot on the rolled roofing. It was stored with one end on the pitched roof so it now has a flat spot on each end. I don't think that I would store it that way but what do I know.

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  14. ICE

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    It is easy to forget that southern California is a desert.

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    No
     
  16. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    There's a furnace in there but I can't get to it.

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    I am at the access which is a hole in a closet ceiling. You can see the cover on the right. This would lead to the back side of the furnace .... if it were not blocked off with duct.

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  17. Ty J.

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    What is with all the dryer transition duct?
     
  18. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    Could be a bathroom exhaust fan.
     
  19. Ty J.

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    Of all the things that you write up, is that one that you let go?

    ANSI/UL 2158A is pretty specific that these transition ducts "...are intended to connect a clothes dryer to an existing permanent duct provided as a part of the building structure. The duct is intended to vent lint and humid air from drying clothes."

    UL Listing link for reference: https://iq.ulprospector.com/en/profile?e=208972
     
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  20. Inspector Gift

    Inspector Gift Sawhorse - Made in USA

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    In the 2nd pic, it looks like a bathroom fan is missing ducting.
     
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