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Forum: Exterior Inspections 11/25/09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,817
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: slotted gutters (dispersion type): any good?

One thing I don't like is that with any wind at all the water is going to end up against the house and on anybody walking under the eaves. In general, no control over the water. When I lived in...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 11/25/09, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,803
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Roofing behind the redwood curtain

Thanks Dale,
It doesn't look quite as bad as some of the screwed up kickout's you had pictures of on the kickout thread.
Part of the problem around the chimney is because they installed hardi...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 11/24/09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,803
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Roofing behind the redwood curtain

The strange thing is, there was nothing there, just a side of the house that was not big enough to be useful. It had just been re-roofed too and the roofers just re-installed the diverter flashing...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 11/24/09, 8:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,803
Posted By Ralph Brady
Roofing behind the redwood curtain

Wide chimney at the base of the roof with no cricket/saddle and no kick-out flashing. (This is a rain forest, why would you need those things here?).
To top it off, I guess to save money on one...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 11/23/09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,817
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: slotted gutters (dispersion type): any good?

I just ran into a set of those last week for the first time. For what it is worth here is a picture of the back of the house. I can't imagine they do much good.
Forum: Classified Ads 11/22/09, 7:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,123
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection

Next time you should try using this one for inspiration.:D

Nice commercial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk)

Roofing, plumbing, oh yea
you want it, we got
nachi
It's just like...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 11/22/09, 3:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Attention Northern California Members

Actually the nice thing is 80% of my inspections are within 15 miles of my house. I could get on my roof and see at least 10 houses I've inspected.

Beautiful country isn't it. I don't mind...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 11/20/09, 8:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Attention Northern California Members

I'm probably at least 150 miles from the nearest iNACHI inspector.
Forum: California Home Inspectors 11/20/09, 1:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Local Chapter??

You're in central california:)

There sure aren't any here in Northern California.
Forum: Classified Ads 11/20/09, 1:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,123
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection

On the commercial you are trying to compare yours to, there was not a single spoken word.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/18/09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,778
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: As I predicted.... Go Gold Go!

It is most likely not economically practical to recover in most instances. I use some medications (e.g. colloidal silver) which is probably not recoverable. I don't know if silver used in...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/17/09, 2:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,778
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: As I predicted.... Go Gold Go!

For starters, you can buy any of these with any stock trading account:
GLD (gold ETF)
UGL (2x gold ETF)
SLV (silver ETF)
FKRCX (precious metals mining fund)
BGEIX (precious metals mining fund)
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/16/09, 8:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,778
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: As I predicted.... Go Gold Go!

I don't think the government ever confiscated silver. It can get bulky, but it's not "worthless" paper.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/16/09, 8:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,778
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: As I predicted.... Go Gold Go!

At least they pay you for it when they confiscate it. I believe they paid a decent premium when they confiscated it in the 1930's. You could not open your safety deposit boxes without someone to...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/11/09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,477
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: GFCI on 2 wire systems

Not very well.

Most (if not all) surge protectors with a warranty require that the circuit be grounded. While there is some in line protection, most of the surge is routed through a sacraficial...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 11/10/09, 9:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,062
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Water Heater / dryer venting

My comment on the unlined chimney is:
The chimney has a gas appliances venting into an unlined chimney. Gas combustion gases can deteriorate the mortar and drafting is typically poor. Use of a metal...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 11/10/09, 9:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,062
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Water Heater / dryer venting

A gas appliance should not be vented into an unlined chimney. It will deteriorate the mortar.

I don't think mixing lint in a water heater flue is a good idea ever.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/10/09, 8:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,477
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: GFCI on 2 wire systems

I think most everyone understands that the neutral wire is the 'grounded conductor', and as such is grounded, even in a 2-wire system. It's kind of a given, that when we discuss un-grounded systems,...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/10/09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,477
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: GFCI on 2 wire systems

Since you picked up on Michaels comment but not mine, I will repeat:
They DO NOT reduce the potential for electrical shocks.

Also, the only "improved protection" they provide is to reduce the...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/9/09, 7:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,477
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: GFCI on 2 wire systems

Have you ever tripped a GFCI with your body (across two fingers doesn't count)? I don't recommend trying it, but would be interested in hearing if anyone has.

From what I have heard, at least...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/9/09, 7:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,477
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: GFCI on 2 wire systems

I'm sorry, but it really bugs me when people state that GFCI will reduce the risk of (or worse yet - prevent) electrical shocks.

GFCI PROTECTION DOES NOT REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCKS!!!!!...
Forum: Interior Inspections 11/8/09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,033
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: Hallway dimensions

Maybe it was because of all the smoke from the wood burning appliances.

I have found that having high ceilings makes staying indoors much easier to take for extended periods. I never noticed...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/7/09, 9:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,619
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: News Flash: Shootings at Fort Hood

9/11 Anniversary Is Time To Reflect For Muslims (http://indianmuslims.in/911-anniversary-is-time-to-reflect-for-muslims/)


By Kaleem Kawaja (http://indianmuslims.in/author/kaleem-kawaja/) ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/7/09, 9:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,619
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: News Flash: Shootings at Fort Hood

Muslims here decry religious extremism
Chicago Sun-Times
July 30, 2005

By Emily Ngo
Staff reporter

http://www.suntimes.com/output/terror/cst-nws-fatwa30.html...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/7/09, 9:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,619
Posted By Ralph Brady
Re: News Flash: Shootings at Fort Hood

ADAMS Condemns 911 Attacks

With the Name of God, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful
All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/11/2001
The All Dulles Area Muslim...
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