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  • Cracked Concrete Walkout Tunnel - 5 Replies May 24, 2015
    We are seriously considering making an offer on a property built in 1974. The concrete tunnel of the walkout basement was damaged 10+ years ago by a back hoe according to the previous owners (the damage was there when they bought the property - they never had it fixed). It created a deep triangu...
  • Writing Reports Without Tools - 14 Replies May 23, 2015
    I'm curious, how many people are producing reports without special software aids (e.g. using Word, LibreOffice, etc.). If you are, how big is it, and what have you done to reduce the time to write it? My http://www.robertmiller.ca/media/139 format has been constantly evolving, but looks similar to t...
  • Light Switch with Little Button - 6 Replies May 23, 2015
    This light switch had a teeny button on it. I have not seen this before. It toggled like a rheostat switch. Sometimes the light would turn on when I flipped it and sometimes it would not.Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...ads/mike lamb/tn/tn_2015523183632_096 lite switch...
  • Installing Lally Column - 20 Replies May 23, 2015
    I was guessing it might cost about $500-700 for a contractor to replace a 7 ' screw jack column with a lally column. I looked at one web site that charges $2500 for one column. That sounds crazy high. Opinions?
  • Tyvek Suits - 0 Replies May 22, 2015
    I have 15 Tyvek coveralls, with hoods and foot-covers. (MPE Protective Apparel)They are *Large* size. I'm 5.9" and about 190, and they're tight. I want to sell them. Fifty buck buys garments & shipping (that's less than half-price if you shop web + shipping).Lemme know if interested: jer...
  • Studebaker Carrera Tribute - 4 Replies May 20, 2015
    This should perk up Mike O.GWA Studebaker Carrera Tribute
  • I averted a flooded basement/seller is in a rage - 16 Replies May 20, 2015
    Today stopped at a house to set a radon monitor and take a water sample prior to the inspection Saturday. When there is a water softener, I need to take a 'raw' sample from the pressure tank. I turned the drain valve (red in the picture) a quarter turn. Water came out full-force. Turning the valv...
  • Serious problem? - 9 Replies May 20, 2015
    This is why I love my job. This is a bank owned property and A contractor who looks after their properties called me in to see what is going on. An issue I see fairly often with rubble stone foundations is that they are often constructed essentially as two wythes and should be tied together with...
  • Anchor bolts require on foundation knee walls - 1 Replies May 20, 2015
    Wanting some clarification that anchor bolts are required on all foundation sill plates and knee walls, specifically the foundation knee walls for floor structure support. New home I inspected yesterday had no anchor bolts on foundation knee wall footings in crawlspace. Appeared that the used nails...
  • APPOLLO HYDRO HEAT AND COOLING 21/2TON - 6 Replies May 20, 2015
    Above system was put in new 2004 and just bought this house in 2014. Anywhoo, when we hit the 85 or higher temp, the ac system just keeps running for one and a half hours just to cycle. Both ac repair guys said we have adequate freon and system is good. The last guy said to put more ceiling fans....