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An average day

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

  1. ADAguy

    ADAguy Sawhorse

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    Ice, "you" are De Man. Bet the sheriff's uniform was tidier than this job site.
    Did you check the permit files after your visit?
     
  2. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    No.
     
  3. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    Did the retired Sheriff take his cigar out of his mouth, spit and show you his badge? and say: "What we have here is a failure to communicate!" "What's your name son?"
     
  4. ICE

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    The tile were replaced with asphalt shingles under the array.

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    I wonder what's draped over the tile. The color match is remarkable.

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    This method is not uncommon. It is usually done near the eave.
     
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  5. Norcal

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    What do you about trenches cut so close to the footing?
     
  6. ICE

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    Compacted dirt is the answer. There have been cases where the trench was much deeper and I asked for slurry.
     
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  7. ICE

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    300.4(G) Insulated Fittings. Where raceways contain 4 AWG or larger insulated circuit conductors, and these conductors enter a cabinet, a box, an enclosure, or a raceway, the conductors shall be protected by an identified fitting providing a smoothly rounded insulating surface, unless the conductors are separated from the fitting or raceway by identified insulating material that is securely fastened in place.

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  8. e hilton

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    Sharp edge of the plastic LB does a great job of stripping insulation. Not sure i understand why smaller sizes are exempt from sharp edge protection.

    In the first picture, the hole is to give surplus solar electrons an escape route so pressure doesn’t build up.
     
  9. Mech

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    I think the pressure built up too high for that escape hole as evidenced by the oblong cover bulging out.
     
  10. e hilton

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    You don’t think Mr Sparky bulged it on purpose so it wouldn’t short out the wires?

    Seriously ... he or she had to see the stripped insulation as the cover was being installed. That person needs some serious attitude adjustment.
     
  11. ICE

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    I'm not sure that this is plastic. I got this from another inspector so I can't verify the details. I may get to visit the site next week.

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  12. e hilton

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    Looks like <gasp> you might be right, looks like metal. But it still has nice sharp edges.
     
  13. ICE

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    The awkward lean is bad enough.....

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    The roof jack fits in with the rest of it....

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    I was there for a service upgrade. The company is a solar contractor. I asked about the huge disconnect to the left ....the workman shrugged and said, "There's solar on the roof." Well the house is large but that disconnect could handle the entire neighborhood.

    There is a bus bar.

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    It is there because the enclosure is too high.

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    The guy that met me had a tad bit of attitude when he asked if there is a problem. I told him that this work doesn't deserve an inspection.
     
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  14. e hilton

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    Maybe they got it from the Habitat Restore.
    I like the outlet under the panel ... the one with the s-bend in the too-long conduit.
     
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    The job is a service upgrade. At the first inspection I wrote a correction to connect a GEC to the water main at the front of the house. The service panel is located at the back of the house. At a second inspection today I found this:

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    While not impossible I was curious how this was accomplished. The worker assured me that the GEC is unbroken from the service panel to this water main.....several times.

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    I asked the worker to loosen the clamp and pull it back. He did that and tried to fake a pull on the clamp. I then took the clamp apart and pulled out the wire.

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  16. ICE

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    About fifteen years ago we gave up on hard wiring furnaces. We allow a cord and plug. That cord shall be a minimum 12awg. Almost without fail I hear the contractors telling me that they can't find 12awg appliance cords. They have plenty of 22' extension cords.

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