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An average day

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

  1. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    Does the wall perimeter get drain tile and gravel? Will it drain to daylight?
     
  2. ICE

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    One way to ruin a house.

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  3. ICE

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    The fire truck was parked in my driveway. Most every driveway had a fire truck. That was last Monday. My neighbors had to evacuate until midday Wednesday. Today is Sunday, six days later, and there are still many fire trucks in the area. At the height of the fire there was 272 engines on the streets. DC10s were bombing the hillsides and dozens of Sikorskys were working day and night.

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    The spots are burning embers. It was raining fire. Coyotes were running down the street.

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    Ominous looking a few hours before the fire arrived.

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    As the fire got close the tankers started to worry me.

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    Were they smuggling people back to Mexico?

    Hope you make it out unscathed...
     
  5. conarb

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    Looks like you have a tile roof and stucco walls on your house, hopefully you have fire-dampened vents as well.
     
  6. steveray

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    If you cover your house in ivy, will that make it less likely to burn? Maybe that is what they were going for in the "green building" above...
     
  7. ICE

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    I think the plant will burn....especially if it dies and dries out. The stucco is ruined and bugs live in it.
     
  8. ICE

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    The job is in another inspector's area so I am not sure what the plan is. That inspector had requested a drainage plan prior to my inspection but they didn't produce one. The person in charge apparently lacks knowledge regarding construction practices and the plans show a flat lot.
     
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  9. ICE

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    There's a lot of wood involved with the form-work.

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    The plan is to reuse the 2"x in the addition. So they lined the inside of the forms with Visqueen.

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    I thought that was a great idea....and would have worked had it been 6mil instead of 2mil. They also missed the second top bar.
     
  10. conarb

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    Those forms and steel work don't look like they are in the California I know, where are the engineers?
     
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    The inspection request stated "bathroom remodel". It was the first inspection requested for the project. The only permit is for the bathroom remodel.
    I was met by the couple that own the house and two men that said that they represent the bank that is lending the money for the remodel. I was asked repeatedly for my opinion of the quality of the work.

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    The kitchen is gone.

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    A wall was removed and a beam installed. Then part of the wall was replaced.

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    A window has been installed in a bedroom.

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    The window is behind the OSB. Notice the lean at the door. The studs are leaning as well.

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    So there is a permit for a bathroom remodel and that's it. The kitchen is gone....bedroom closets have been created....a bearing wall has been removed with a beam installed to replace the wall....much of the exterior cladding has been removed and the entire house has been rewired. All of that and the two guys from the bank are concerned about the quality of the work.

    I made it clear to them that quality is not my responsibility and I do not render opinions.
     
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  12. JCraver

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    ICE- Is it common out there for contractors to reuse their form boards in the construction? Or to use 2x material as forms in general? I realize you very rarely ever show us any "good" work, but I just can't get around the idea of those forms. 'Round here the locals would get a great big good belly laugh at a guy who tried something like that.

    Last time I rented forms I think they were ~$3.00/foot. Maybe your prices out there are a lot higher?
     
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  13. Pcinspector1

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    Wonder what the bankers paid for, labor? Any receipts?
     
  14. ICE

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    2"x forms are the norm around here. We don't build basements so Simplex forms aren't used here. Reuse of the forms in the construction does happen. Exposure to the wet concrete isn't a problem and as long as the boards were not coated with diesel, I can't think of a reason to say no. Shirley you folks will correct me if I am missing something.
     
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    It's that way around here, I can't even think of the last time I saw 2x used for forms. Contractors if the rent forms or a few of the larger ones have their own. This applies to both residential work commercial work.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the next time you went there the taper was hanging from that register in the ceiling....
     

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