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Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/8/17, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
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Re: Three little pigs went roofing

Erik, I don't understand this photo. I have no idea what I'm looking at. What kind of curb are you talking about? Can you please explain a little more.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/7/17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Re: Concrete tile roof bubble?

Lift up the tile and read the name of the manufacturer on the back. Send them a photo. Recommend evaluation by a manufacturer's representative to determine the severity of the problem. It appears to...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/24/17, 9:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Re: House of Horrors 2: Tile installation method?

Man, it gets kind of discouraging when you ask for help and you get over 200 views but only 5 responses. I guess everyone is afraid to tell what they see for tile attachments.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/23/17, 9:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Re: House of Horrors 2: Tile installation method?

Because each manufacturer may have his own installation recommendations that differ from others, plus manufacturer's recommendations can be affected by local jurisdictional requirements. Covering it...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/10/17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Re: House of Horrors 2: Tile installation method?

How is an inspector going to know what those are? He's not. We're trying to decide what systems to include when installing tile on the House of Horrors 2 in Weston FL. We want to know what systems...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/10/17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,631
Re: Walking roofs of various pitches

Charlie, you Oklahoma guys, the way you use duct tape to cook your turkeys? I don't think that's a healthy combination.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/10/17, 7:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
House of Horrors 2: Tile installation method?

For concrete S-tile, what kind of installations do you most commonly see in your area? We're especially interested in results from east of the Mississippi.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 10/26/17, 6:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Re: Needed for HoH2 in Weston FL: Stucco and masonry contractors

Looks like Dryvit is going to take care of it for us.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/20/17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Re: Under what conditions would a separate structure have it's own grounding electrod

OK.
1. A branch circuit that is simply extended to supply a separate structure with Power needs no GES.
2. A panel in a separate structure that contains multiple branch circuits protected by...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 10/20/17, 8:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Re: Needed for HoH2 in Weston FL: Stucco and masonry contractors

In each of these stations we'd like to do it wrong on the left side and do it right on the right t side, so we really need someone who knows how to do it right.

We just shot the pool with gunnite....
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/19/17, 8:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Re: Under what conditions would a separate structure have it's own grounding electrod

What else could possibly feed a structure except for a single circuit or a MWBC?

The illustration I posted with the GES appears to me to show a MWBC providing power to a 120/240V panel. No?
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/19/17, 8:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Re: Under what conditions would a separate structure have it's own grounding electrod

I guess the main question is under what circumstances would you want to see a GES installed at a separate structure without it's own service, as in one of the illustrations shown above.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 10/19/17, 2:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Re: Step up to be a OC Roof Data Tech

We go where? What is this thread about? There's no link or information.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 10/19/17, 1:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Needed for HoH2 in Weston FL: Stucco and masonry contractors

Stucco:
We need someone who can install hardcoat and EIFS correctly.

Masonry:
Brick and artificial stone.

...to be installed in a couple of the wall cladding sections:
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/19/17, 1:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Re: Under what conditions would a separate structure have it's own grounding electrod

This seems to conflict with post #3. I don't understand.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 10/19/17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Re: Live east of the Mississippi? Chip in with your opinion.

Good suggestions.
Looking for a volunteer to chew the plumbing vents.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/19/17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/19/17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Under what conditions would a separate structure have it's own grounding electrode...

...assuming that it does not have a separate service.

Maybe on a two-wire system with plastic conduit?

I guess another way of asking is: under what conditions would you want to see a panel for...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 10/16/17, 8:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Identify the defect?

Modern GE distribution (sub-) panel:
The tie bar has been removed, but the bonding screw is installed in one bus bar (the panel came with one bonding screw but 2 secondary (not supply) bus bars,...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 10/16/17, 6:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Re: Live east of the Mississippi? Chip in with your opinion.

East of the Mississippi. I'm in South Florida. I was thinking more of other states.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 10/14/17, 9:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Live east of the Mississippi? Chip in with your opinion.

House of Horrors2 in Weston, Florida. This House is a teaching tool for inspectors east of the Mississippi, but with an emphasis on Florida, especially south Florida.

I have 8 roof sections (most...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/30/17, 8:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,631
Re: Walking roofs of various pitches

Hi Charlie, remember me? It's Kenton!

One of the important tenants of home inspection according to the SOPS (and very, very basic to what we do) is that it's not a technically exhaustive...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/23/17, 1:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,631
Re: Walking roofs of various pitches

Kenton... it's Kenton, Charley. And anyway, everybody knows you cheat and wear golf shoes, which works like crazy on asphalt shingles, especially roofs with multiple layers where you can really dig...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/20/17, 8:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,631
Re: Walking roofs of various pitches

Robert, don't walk anything you're not comfortable walking. Your comfort level may increase with experience, but don't base what you walk on what others are comfortable with.

Fear and tension...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/20/17, 8:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Re: Florida Tile Roof Inspection Help Please

Any breach in the tiles that will allow water to enter the space beneath the tiles increases the chance of roof leakage (say that in your report). Note gaps in the tile roof in your report and...
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