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An average day

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

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Administrator

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    Not wanting to start anything, but I am confused, yes normal state of mind.

    You can't remove covers due to policy...... you don't want the covers off before you get there, for safety........ but you don't want the contractor there when you are inspecting? How is this supposed to work? Please clarify.
     
  2. ICE

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    I used to remove the covers and the contractor was seldom there. That’s the way I like it. The way it is now, the contractor is there...sitting in a truck with the covers removed. That means that as I write the corrections I get a running diatribe complaining about the corrections. That takes time.....I don’t want to waste time. Especially with some worker that didn’t do the work and doesn’t understand the work. It is his job to be there and argue about everything.
     
  3. ICE

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    Me: "The condensate pump can't be in the return air plenum"
    Contractor: "It's not in the plenum"
    Me: "Where is it"
    Contractor: "That's not a condensate pump"
    Me: "Alrighty then, what is it"
    Contractor: "I don't know but it's not a pump in a plenum; that's not allowed"
    Me: "This is going to require a semicolon"

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  4. ADAguy

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    Why should they? Its the contractors responsibility to correct their "mistakes" (failure to comply) not yours.
     
  5. Rick18071

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    I asked my inspection company for PPE safety equipment and their answer is don't look at anything live.

    ICE, do you use PPE safety equipment when inspection live parts?
     
  6. ICE

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    No. I rarely get beyond 240 volt equipment. There have been a few 12,000 volt installations but I do not recall any inspections of live equipment and I wouldn't get within 20' of 12,000 volt, exposed live parts. Just looking at the insulation on a 12,000 volt conductor is evidence enough to stay far away from it.
     
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  7. ICE

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    The inspection was for a water heater replacement. The owner stated that the work was done three weeks ago.


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  8. ICE

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    The inspection was for a new furnace and A/C. Many corrections.

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  9. Pcinspector1

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    How is this install possible? Looks like a new water heater with old discharge piping? How did they get that attached to the pop-off?
     
  10. ICE

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    In the front yard.
     
  11. Pcinspector1

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    That makes sense, threaded the whole assembly then dragged the tank inside to install.
     
  12. ADAguy

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    Condensate drain to where?
     
  13. ICE

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    Well it has no slope so saying that it drains is incorrect. As dust builds up we can say that it stagnates.
     
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  14. ICE

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    Owner builder permit for a re-roof. There's four of these.

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    The owner hired a crew from the Home Depot parking lot. The owner has not been on the roof.

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  15. steveray

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    We are responsible for arc flash gear if we remove panel covers....We do not....
     
  16. steveray

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    8# dead load is a little light on the roof...Amazed it goes up to 50LL....
     
  17. ICE

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    Contractor requested a sheathing inspection. The plan is to replace only the underlay and reuse everything else.

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    I am not sure what the tile looked like when it was new. I suspect it was red with a glaze. Now it is weathered and falling apart.
     
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  18. e hilton

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    I dont think there is anything wrong with the tiles. They were cast a little rough, and even the parts that were covered by the next higher tile are the same color.
    What does concern me is the concentrated load of all the tiles stacked up there. Looks like another Lucky Casino waitng to happen.
     
  19. ICE

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    I don't think that the pictures do it justice.
     
  20. Norcal

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    And there is NO overcurrent protection ahead of the main breaker/ fusible switch if there is one. That is what makes those photos of steel conduits being cut to steal power so scary.
     

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