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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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    Whats up with that road, is that a city approved road with now sidewalks or curbing?
     
  2. ICE

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    Bike path.
     
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    As a trainee electrical inspector, I ask what is wrong with this ground connection?
    Thanks in advance!

     
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    wire is on wrong side of acorn. Should not be under bolt
     
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    My guess is that the grounding electrode conductor (GEC) is under the set screw which should be making contact with the ground rod. The GEC should be on the other side of the clamp and bent over. Reason I think is that the GEC could loosen up the way its done in the photo under the set screw, IMO.
     
  6. ICE

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    Add to what rick said: Every end of the armor that protects the GEG shall be bonded. The wrong clamp has been installed. The armor is too short to reach a proper clamp.
     
  7. Pcinspector1

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    [​IMG] Is this the correct clamp to use?
     
  8. ICE

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    It would require two. There is another version that has a bonding strap on both sides.
     
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  9. ICE

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    The job is a furnace and A/C replacement. A well known contractor. You can bet that he's gonna say, "That's the way it was"

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  10. ICE

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    There's an elementary school across the street. I was in a hurry so I didn't stop. I should have time to knock it over tomorrow.

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    The job is a heat pump on the roof of a house.....All I saw was the top of it. The lady that met me has a story to tell. The work was done several years ago without a permit. The heat pump has been unreliable and several workmen have pointed out issues to her. Apparently the condensate drained to a gutter that becomes clogged with leaves so it runs tea colored water on the wall. The support is rotted wood. The contractor lied because not only is he not a Trane specialist, Trane has never heard of him.

    So another company has obtained a permit and the lady met me for the inspection. I should mention that English is her third language.....after the first ten minutes I started to decipher what she was saying.

    Then she said that she wanted me here because I am an expert. She told me that her new contractor left a ladder for me to get on the roof.

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    She was quite upset when I told her that I would not use that ladder to access the roof. Her lip curled when she asked me if this means another appointment. Then she asked me if I would be the one to come next time because it takes a long time to tell her story and she doesn't want to do it a second time.
     
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    Is that the special green epoxy that solves all problems?
    I have been on the other side of that situation, where we had to abandon a properly embedded anchor bolt and drill in a new one. The inspector required a pull test to a certain load to prove it was acceptable.
     
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    They are just making sure it has enough movement for your high seismic zone...
     
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    I can understand not taking the time to cut the form boards tight to the steps, but that's a bit excessive. Going to be fun trying to control the seepage, especially with the too-wet mix they are sure to pour. Ice ... is there any control over the concrete psi? Anything in the code, or do you let them pour whats spec'd on the plans?
     
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    Table R402.4 calls for a minimum 2500psi.
     
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  19. ICE

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    The job is a new furnace and A/c condenser. The vent is new up to the Y.

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    It was the first sunny day in eons here in dreary So Cal. The house is on a hilly street....hilly is a silly word. The owner is a middle aged Korean lady. She answered the door with a can of 7-Up in one hand and a bottle of Kirkland water in the other. I remember that I wondered if I have seen her at Costco. I took the water before she offered it. I know, a bit impulsive huh.

    Her son was there and on crutches. He was wearing a jersey and had a football to go with a football injury. They have not one, not two but three dogs and they look like triplets. The one called Peter was so excited he peed. Been like that ever since they brought him home. There's another one that must be named barf but that's not important here.

    I was met with astonishment at the prospect of entering bedrooms to inspect the smoke alarms. So much so that I couldn't help but think that they are hiding some evil thing. There' more to tell but too much information might cloud the topic of the thread.

    Well what corrections do you see here?
    I'll start it off with: There is no bollard per:
    507.13.1 Physical Damage. Appliances installed in garages, warehouses, or other areas subject to mechanical damage shall be guarded against such damage by being installed behind protective barriers or by being elevated or located out of the normal path of vehicles.

    Of course you folks can't see that in the picture so I helped you out 'cause I reckon you'd never get that one....alrighty then, without paying too much attention to the details give it a go.
     
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  20. Pcinspector1

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    Isn't that ACPRO tape for flex duct? UL 181.B-FX or should it be UL-181A-P? for metal?

    Just curious if anybody checks the sealing tapes. I saw a job the other day that had no markings so I did a little detective work. Seems the HVAC dudes use what ever the boss buys on the cheap.
     

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