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Old 9/2/18, 7:01 AM
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Thanks Paul. hope you are coming along good with your deck.



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Old 9/2/18, 10:52 AM
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Decks going ok, raining right now. I was hoping to get some deckboards installed. Not going to happen today.
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Old 9/2/18, 12:56 PM
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Old guy! Hell you don't look a day older than 45. Must be an old picture.

That is up to Paul to decide Steve.

And I fail to understand with 165 people on line right now, how they can't give this a shot to win these books.
The pic may be a couple years old - Ill be 58 next week. But I've been building houses / contracting since 1976 so there's that.

I wrote down my answers the day the questions got asked. I haven't changed 'em.
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Old 9/2/18, 2:40 PM
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Well Happy Birthday Steve, before I forget. Stay young.



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Old 9/2/18, 2:43 PM
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Well Happy Birthday Steve
Enjoy the day and the Cake .


All the best Roy .
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Old 9/3/18, 12:58 PM
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Paul, your deck looks impressive - you got a big deck! (say it fast for the best effect),

Thanks for the birthday wishes - I've been known to have a birthday week!
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Old 9/4/18, 7:11 AM
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Paul, your deck looks impressive - you got a big deck!
Haha! Happy Birthday Buddy!
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Haha! Happy Birthday Buddy!
While your playin' with your big deck I would like to know if there are any winners yet?
If not lets take a second go at it.




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Old 9/4/18, 8:36 AM
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Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!



Questions of the week:


Introduction and requirements:

A member of the Award Committee will post a question, at a random day/time.

A competing member may make one post per question thread to answer the question and the member's winning entry must have all parts of the question answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.

Winnings will be limited to no more than 3 times in a given year,
the objective is to allow as many Members a chance to win as possible.
Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers
or giving hints/references will cause a disqualification.

So please refrain from participating if you have already won in the maximum for the Year.

First correct answer (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Question) wins.

The lucky winner will get a case of "Now that you've had a Home Inspection Books" shipped to them at their address on file. Make sure your Address on File with Inachi is correct.

Winners of the Question of The Week shall request their prize by emailing fastreply@nachi.org and submitting their Mailing address for shipping.


Good luck inspectors!


In apartments, condos and townhomes fire-resistance-rated wall assemblies are allowed to have a


a. 1’ cantilever
b. 2’ cantilever
c. 3’ cantilever
d. All of the above
e. No cantilever

2. In a garage to home common wall the fire-resistance-rated wall assembly shall be fitted to a tightness of


a. 1/4”
b. 1/8”
c. 1/16”
d. 1/20”

3. Intumescent Firestop Collars are not allowed to be placed on


a. PVC
b. ABS
c. Both PVC and ABS
d. Ceilings
e. Intumescent Firestop Collars are allowed on PVC and ABS
f. Paul made this up to be a trick question and there is no right answer

4. A door from the garage to the homes interior should have a (Can have 2 or more answers)


a. 1 3/8” minimum solid wood/ wood product core
b. 1 3/8” solid or honeycombed steel
c. 1 Ό” Gypsum filled cavity between steel veneers
d. A 30 minute rating from the American Fenestration Council
e. All of the above

Bonus question for a bag of Silvertree coffee:

Who lives in a Crazy World of Fire?
1: What rating? What is the cantilever for?
NFPA 221 So basically a firewall creates separate independent buildings. In fact Section A.3.3.14.6
of the NFPA 221 allows for the portions of the structure subdivided by a firewall to be
considered separate buildings.
2: Wall made of what material? C
3: D
4: A

Bonus question. Arthur Brown.



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Old 9/4/18, 2:24 PM
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No one has the answers correct.

To answer R Young. Fire rate assembly made with drywall. I should not assume it can't be made of other things but drywall is the norm.

Doesn't matter what the cantilever is for.

No more tries, if the questions don't get answered they don't get answered.
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No more tries, if the questions don't get answered they don't get answered.
Ur! Mean!




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Old 9/4/18, 6:06 PM
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Ur! Mean!
Yeah, that's what my wife says/

Let me add this:
In the building codes there really is no reference to "firewalls" but there are fire resistance rated assemblies, so when we use the term firewall we are misnaming what is referenced in the code. The referenced wall assemblies must meet a certain burn through period so that's why we have 20 minutes for a door but one hour for the common wall from the attached garage to the inside of the home. I have built condos with a 2 hour burn rate on common walls. Try to hang cabinets when its 2 layers 5/8" drywall and metal studs 24" OC.

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Old 9/4/18, 6:50 PM
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No one has the answers correct.

To answer R Young. Fire rate assembly made with drywall. I should not assume it can't be made of other things but drywall is the norm.

Doesn't matter what the cantilever is for.

No more tries, if the questions don't get answered they don't get answered.
Thanks for all your efforts Paul!
I've marked our list to reflect no winner this week.



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Old 9/5/18, 7:47 AM
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Tough one.
I smelled smoke from many a post. You guys were thinking very hard.



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Yeah, that's what my wife says/

Try to hang cabinets when its 2 layers 5/8" drywall and metal studs 24" OC.
I could hang cabinets on a basketball. Fuggedabout studs at that point - it's all butterfly bolts and careful measurements.
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