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An average day

Discussion in 'Contractor Talk' started by ICE, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    The holes shall be filled.
     
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  2. ICE

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    According to the contractor, this short section of trenchless sewer pipe was cut out because when it was installed the smaller diameter pipe was not connected. The smaller pipe serves a clothes washer. I have a hard time believing anybody anymore.

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    The required procedure for the installation of trenchless sewer pipe includes a camera run done before the work commences; with the inspector present. That should avert such mistakes as eliminating a lateral. I have never witnessed the "before" camera run. The contractor always has an excuse for why it wasn't done.....it was an emergency repair.....we didn't know about the procedure.....their office didn't give them the instructions that BS stapled to the permit.

    In this case, no permit was obtained for the trenchless and it was done over a year ago. Well that's all according to the latest contractor.
     
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    Sounds like you have a golden opportunity calling you.
    Is it possible for you to start a Residential & Commercial
    construction forensics company in addition to your current
    Inspector job ?.......This is similar to what the Forum owner
    did.......Plus, it would give you control over the level of
    inspection, and "piles and piles of cash", and you COULD
    make a significant difference in hiring & training the next
    generation of qualified Inspectors.

    Hell's bells Shirley, it might just give you some satisfaction
    to be a Game Changer in your area. ;)


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  4. ICE

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    My certifications expire for the eighth time next January. I'm hoping that the only license that I will need after that is a fishing license.....oh and I might kill some deer.
     
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    On April 2-17 I was told that our department would accept the fact that unattended, exposed, energized metal presents an immediate life safety hazard. Four months and some days later I find it everywhere. I have had dozens in the last two months. Here is today:

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    The contractor's employee was in a vehicle across the street. The equipment is in the backyard......with the little girl and her chicken.

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    The worker was contrite, apologetic, defensive and just not someone that I would trust with electricity. He told me all about the inspectors that walk away from an inspection if the equipment isn't wide open. Those inspectors are us.

    A conservative estimate of the number of times that this has transpired in this jurisdiction over four months is 2000. Well for sure the number with little girls is hard to estimate and forget about counting chickens.
     
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    By "immediate hazard", do you cut the power to the house?
     
  7. mmmarvel

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    So did you call the engineer?? I've done that more than once - like the time I was suppose to verify some lag bolts going into the wall ... the problem was the wall didn't exist. I mean the rest of the dimensions, the rest of the walls, everything else was there, but this pony wall wasn't there (anymore). Don't know what happened to it, evidently someone demolished it but I had the hardest time convincing the engineer that the wall just flat didn't exist anymore. In the end I won, but it was only because I told him I couldn't sign off on something that I couldn't verify.
     
  8. ICE

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    Well actually no, we don't do anything.
     
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    The job is in another inspectors area and I was there while he was on vacation. I haven't been back so I don't know the outcome. I did not call the engineer.
     

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