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An average day

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

  1. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    ICE, I already knew your answer, and concur with your opinion!
     
  2. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    Underground service entrance with metallic conduit.

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  3. ICE

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    47822932492_295d2246a0_b.jpg Condenser replacement:


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  4. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    Replacement furnace in a closet. It goes with the condenser above.

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    The previous vent has been cut with tin snips. A section of single wall has been pushed inside and a flexible B-Vent is in the single wall.

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  5. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    Your photos are amazing. I am going to assume that in order to get a license to do electrical work, you just need a business card?
     
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  6. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    A California contractors license is no indication of competence. There are businesses that prepare people to take the test for a license. It’s the same for inspector certifications.
     
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  7. TheCommish

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    OMW, I am not an electrical inspector and I can tell that is wrong
     
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  8. ICE

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    I hear inspectors saying that they do not go on roofs for inspections. The contractor for this job must have figured I was one of them as I had to ask for a ladder.

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    I'm no legal scholar but it seems to me that if a licensed contractor walked away from this he would bear a legal responsibility if it fell into the back yard. What the Hell, it's not attached at all.
     

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  9. conarb

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    Tiger:

    Who ties you off when you go onto roofs, do you carry your own gear? You wouldn't want to violate CalOSHA would you?
     
  10. Inspector Gift

    Inspector Gift Sawhorse - Made in USA

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    Give Tiger a break, Conarb. As you well know, the first guy up is never tied off.
     
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  11. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    The only time that I have been tied off was in the delivery room.
     
  12. conarb

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    A few years ago, I believe it was in Marin County, an inspector was on a roof and a contractor happened to drive by and see him, he turned him into CalOSHA and it made all the papers. If it was me I wouldn't have done that, I would have taken a picture with my cell phone, the next time Tiger came by one of my jobs and wrote my up I'd whip out my cell phone, show him the picture, and say: "Now Tiger you don't really want to write me up do you?"
     
  13. ICE

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    I brought you this picture earlier. A correction was written to, "Provide 30"wide by 36" deep working space in front of the A/C disconnect.


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    I was there today for the corrections. The condenser has been rotated 90°. The guy said that is what I told them to do.

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    I was dealing with a legitimate, licensed mechanical contractor. They have trucks and uniforms but not much else. I finally pointed out the service panel within reach of the condenser. I resisted doing that. I didn't want to do it....really I didn't. I was miffed that they can be so clueless yet take on these jobs. I gave in because they'll never get it if we don't teach them. That's a jacked up system.
     
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    Tiger, I don't know, isn't there a requirement that a condenser must be a certain distance from a window? Looks like the hot air is going to blow right back through that window.
     
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    That’s common sense. If they have common sense the window will be closed when the A/C is running. The window to stay away from is a bedroom window.
     
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  17. e hilton

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    Lovely. They have created required clearance but have also caused an unacceptable condition.
     
  18. Msradell

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    It's certainly an unmanageable condition but I'm not sure what's unacceptable about it. Would you please elaborate on what's unacceptable.
     
  19. e hilton

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    If i was the homeowner i woupd refuse to pay until the retaining was was finished. You cant leave a 2 ft high section of dirt with no support, and rough block ends.
     
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  20. e hilton

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    Ice ... i think the rotted lumber is an issue, but not the non-attachment to ths roof. I think all the lateral forces are being handled by the multiple rows of posts into the ground, all thats happening on the roof ends is that the roof is carrying the downward force. They have not penetrated the roof membrane, so no potential leaks, and the ... pergola? ... is free to shift a little when the wind blows. But ... i'm not sure the rafter ends are properly landed on the shingles, seems like any movement is going to scrape off the granules pretty quickly, and then start wearing a hole in the shingle.
     

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