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An average day

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

  1. JCraver

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    I don't disagree that it could happen, or even has happened. I'm just saying that I don't think that's what the code means, and that if it does, it's bad code. Lots of things could happen. Adding the "1 in a millions" to the code is bad for everyone.

    And I'm still not going to make Grandma move her freezer. :)
     
  2. ICE

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    This is the drain for a clothes washer that is located in a detached garage.

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    Coming out of the garage:

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    I was there to inspect an electric service upgrade. I was tempted to tell the owner that ABS can't be exposed to the Sun.
     
  3. ICE

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    The job is a TI changing from medical offices to business offices. The inspection request stated "T-Bar". That means the grid and everything that is above the grid such as electrical, duct and plumbing.

    The tiles are installed so I can't do an inspection. When I asked why the tiles were installed I was told they had to do that in order to keep the grid from distorting. Apparently, the tiles stiffen things up.

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    The next two pictures are from an area where new T-Bar was not installed.

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  4. conarb

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    PC, somebody better call our Tiger, I hear he's booking vibrator inspections as we speak, of course Mark Handler is salvating at the prospect of condemning all grab bars he's currently passing to comply with the 18" turnup.
     
  5. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    Awh...conarbs having a good day!

    I'd rather to be an Hawaiian Tropic bikini inspector myself. Low pay but good benefits, I think.
     
  6. conarb

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    They say some people work for money, others work for power, I'll take the money myself.
     
  7. ICE

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    The permit is an electrical service upgrade. There was plenty wrong at the first inspection. The first picture is the water valve at the main line. The contractor did not bond at the main.. There was only one ground rod and the enclosure was mounted over a hole in the stucco with cable leaving the back. Other mistakes resulted in about eight corrections.

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    Here is the GEC secured to the front wall:

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    Here's the drywall screws that he used to secure the GEC:

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    The owner mentioned that the contractor was quite angry with the first list of corrections and he lives far away. Poor guy needs to tune up his act if he's gonna take it on the road.
     
  8. ICE

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    These are parking-lot light pole foundations. The hole is 8' deep and there's another 3' of 24" diameter tube. The plan is to fill the hole and tube with concrete.....then cut the wires that suspend the re-bar cage. Now the anchor bolts will be pushed into the wet concrete. The reason fof this is that the template that holds the anchor bolts pretty much covers the hole. The anchor bolts are 48" long and 1.25" diameter. The only plans available were on an ipad screen. No stamp. The anchor bolts in the ipad plan are 12" long with unknown diameter.

    The anchor bolts might be left over from a CalTrans job. I think that I'll say yes and then show up for the pour.

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    I got through to them:

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  9. Msradell

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    Take a video and post it if you can that should be amusing
     
  10. ICE

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    Another crap strap job. The last time that I said no to this material, I was overruled. The manager that overruled me is gone so I took another shot at it.

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  12. steveray

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    Flex duct is soooo abused around here too....We usually make them provide the manufacturers instructions as that is all we can go by. I have seen some that are pretty good (steer towards the SMACNA stuff in IMC commentary)...and some that don't say much at all.
     
  13. Pcinspector1

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    I've never seen flex duct split like that before, not sure that's allowed and would have a concern that the duct is over spanned? And then there's the reduced air flow due to the strapppin!

    Does the energy code require the PEX to be insulated or is there a frost warning tonight?
     
  14. Rick18071

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    Do you make them have ground bars even it they use the metal water pipe as ground?
     
  15. steveray

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    E3608.1.1.2 Installation. Continuity of the grounding
    path or the bonding connection to interior piping shall
    not rely on water meters, filtering devices and similar
    equipment. A metal underground water pipe shall be
    supplemented by an additional electrode
    of a type specified
    in Sections E3608.1.2 through E3608.1.6.
     
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  16. ICE

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    This was the first inspection. The job is a bathroom under a patio cover associated with a swimming pool. The panel is not made to be embedded in plaster so I said no. I explained, several times, that a cabinet that fits between the studs or a cabinet that is installed after the stucco is the way to go.

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    That's not what they heard. I gave the next inspection to another inspector. That inspector has been there before and did in fact, approve the rough electrical. I got a picture on my phone from that inspector because the contractor insists that I told him to do it this way.

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    This was never mentioned. I explained the situation to two workers and then the hefe when he showed up. How they got this from what I told them escapes me.....I think that I am done explaining stuff to this bunch.
     
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  17. my250r11

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    Must rain from the ground up there.... lmao
     
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  18. mark handler

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    Picture upside down?
     
  19. my250r11

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    The first pic seems the trees are right, but their flashing, if you can call it that is wrong
     
  20. Pcinspector1

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    Instead of putting their name on it and the ASTM crap, they should put a picture on the tape showing how to install it!

    The tape doesn't have much stick-em for moisture protection.

    Looked like a pretty day in CA!, no smoke.
     
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