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  • Through wall direct vent clearance to deck. - 1 Replies May 5, 2016
    This seems too close to me, cant find anything definitive about being next to a deck or combustibles. I know it's AMI but don't know the manufacturer. Whats the typical clearance requirement?Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...7.JPG...
  • Split Face Block Chicago Roof Structure Disaster - 4 Replies May 5, 2016
    A pic from today... We opened it up because there was a soft spot in the roof sheathing. The truss are rotting in their pockets. Anyone feel free to use this pic to get the word out.Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...0158.JPG 68...
  • Chicago Roof Deck Egress - 1 Replies May 5, 2016
    I inspected a Chicago roof deck that had no secondary stairway egress. I was told that if the house is equipped with a fire safety sprinkler system that the secondary stairway is not required. I can't find a reference for this.
  • Water heater power vent termination? - 2 Replies May 4, 2016
    Ok, the vent at the right is the power vent termination for a water heater. At the left is an HRV vent. Have a few questions. Isn't the water heater exhaust supposed to be 4 feet from any builiding openings or a foot above? I've never seen a high efficiency exhaust terminate flush with the siding l...
  • SealMaster Liquid Road - 0 Replies May 2, 2016
    Any opinion on how well this product may or may not hold up in the Nashville TN climate? A condo complex there is considering using for their deteriorating asphalt parking lots.Thanks for any thoughts.
  • HI Artography - Bricklayer Love by Carl Sandburg - 2 Replies May 2, 2016
    I thought of killing myself because I am only a bricklayerand you a woman who loves the man who runs a drug store.I don't care like I used to; I lay bricks straighter than Iused to and I sing slower handling the trowel afternoons.When the sun is in my eyes and the ladders are shaky and t...
  • Some interesting old details - 8 Replies May 1, 2016
    A 1913 house. That stonework was just about perfect. Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...P4287926 (1024x683).jpg 47.97 KBClick to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...P4287945 (1024x683).j...
  • Black plastic pipe in crawl space??? - 10 Replies April 30, 2016
    I came across this black short pipe in the crawl space. It was located near the access door away from any plumbing pipe. Possible future Radon system?? Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...0667.JPG 45.38 KBClick to Viewhttp:...
  • HI Artography - Doors - 7 Replies April 30, 2016
    Click to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...ads/mike lamb/tn/tn_20165102656_Door Singletary.jpg sigg.jpg 98.6 KBClick to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjournal.c...ads/mike lamb/tn/tn_20165102720_sig.jpg 152.79 KBClick to Viewhttp://www.inspectorsjou...
  • How would you write this up? - 17 Replies April 30, 2016
    This is the crawlspace of a lake house, built in 2006. No cracks or movement, just sloppy mortar inside. Everything looks fine outside.I do intend to write it into the report, although it's really just cosmetic, IMO.Just wondering how some of you would write this up (or if you would)....