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Discussion in 'Welcome Forum' started by jar546, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    Hello my name is Jeff and I am an inspectoholic. I am hoping that this website will help me with my 12 step program in assisting me to stop inspecting everything I look at.

    I am always wanting to measure grab bars and other fixture distances when I am in a public bathroom.

    I cannot walk into a building and wonder if it should have been sprinklered.

    I cannot stop myself from measuring tactile signs.

    I can't walk past a battery pack emergency light pack without pressing the test button

    Help me
     
  2. fatboy

    fatboy Administrator

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    LOL.....My name is Tim, I haven't done an inspection since....this morning.

    I like to mentally calculate an occupant load and see if the exiting is adequate and compliant.
     
  3. RJJ

    RJJ Platinum Member

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    My name is Richard! I suffer from all of the above! I would rather read a code up date then the sports page. Unless it has to do with a fishing report. I review them first. On weekends I suffer with depression from lack of code issues.
     
  4. inspecterbake

    inspecterbake Sawhorse

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    Hello my name is Dave my wife says I have a problem because I look at the ceiling everytime we go out to eat. Seriously I just look to see if the sprinkler heads are spaced correctly!!!!
     
  5. pyrguy

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    Dang, You guys are SICK!!!!

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    I'm glad I'm not alone. :D
     
  6. jpranch

    jpranch Platinum Member

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    Hello, My name is jp. I can tell you all that there is no hope. You (we) are too far gone!
     
  7. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    RJJ, been scuba diving recently and finding all of the fish in the 6-20' range of depth and only in the weeds. In the deep parts over 30' with no vegetation, no fish. Lots of little fingerlings(?) in the weeds in abundance so plenty of food for the big ones. Large mouth bass appear to be on the hunt and aggressive. Almost got ahold of a tail.
     
  8. TJacobs

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    Greetings, my name is Jake and I am an addict. I point out burned out exit signs to store managers. I count the doors to both exits when staying in a motel. I take vacations to go to code classes. I look at fire extinguisher inspection tags. I look at standpipe outlets in buildings. I look at fire department connection locations. I look at fire lane markings. I look at address number visibility. I look at accessible parking spaces. I look at dilapidated buildings. I spend some of my free time on a message board looking up code questions. I'd rather read a NFPA or NIOSH fire report than the box score.

    I was beyond hope years ago.
     
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  9. north star

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    My forum name is "north star". I don't have a life either! I continually look

    for code violations everywhere I go, ...I even make myself mad for not being

    able to stop looking either! D`OH!! :-o

    Whenever I can't sleep at night, I get up and turn on the `ol computer and

    start surfing this forum to see what discussions I have missed, ...what

    everybody is saying or discussing and trying to learn more and more, ...ya

    know, ...just feeding my neurosis all the more. Sports and all of the

    "Drama-vision" on the idiot box is pale in comparison to all of the action

    on this forum.

    Yep, my OCD is in high gear! :-D

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  10. RJJ

    RJJ Platinum Member

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    Fall most often a water temp improves brings them back to the weeds and edges. Now if I took up scuba I could find the fish and just net them. However, the unknown is the challenge. Now just what lake did you dive in?

    Now I believe the majority of members on this board suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder! Hope I spelled them correct.
     
  11. rshuey

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    My name is Russell and I have a prob, er...and I am a code guru like all the others above. I often point out violations to my wife at dinner and she is well, not that interested at all..haha. I am currently, as in this week, in Doylestown, PA getting me some fire inspector training...been looking forward to this week since March.
     
  12. pwood

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    my name is pwood and i am an inspectoholic. i watch hgtv shows and scream when i see code violations. it upsets the wife and she wants me to seek help. went to mexico for a vacation last year and i kept a journal of code violations. kept me busy and her pi$$ed off. i need help!
     
  13. jar546

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    We snuck into a private lake this weekend not to be disclosed. My stealth from my Marine Corps days helped us to enter the water early in the morning. Getting too old to be humping the gear though.
     
  14. JBI

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    Hello. My name is John, and I'm a code-aholic. My daughter had to beg me NOT to report an Exit door in her dorm building at College that did not close properly. I couldn't sleep for weeks. Finally the school fixed it of their own volition and I was able to sleep peacefully again. But my daughter still suspects that I had a hand in it... My wife won't look at me the first time we go to a new venue, as she knows what I'm doing as soon as we walk in - checking for the nearest Exit, looking for blocked or obscured exits, you know the drill.

    My name is John, and I'm a code-aholic...
     
  15. FM William Burns

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    Hello........this Facility is going to be my end.....

    Hello JD & Others.

    My name is FMWB and I’m a detailed orientated code geek specializing in fire protection. I too suffer similar symptoms as others and during the past week and now into week two, I have been inspecting a fire pump installation where I have a new understanding of the definitions of rocks. These were not pebbles, stones nor boulders but rocks found in the RPZ and pump cavity below the impeller vanes.

    Today’s episode…… finally after reaching the 150% flow with acceptable pressure, setting the jockey pump and the 6/6 starts; the control panel on the new pump controller locked up. The pump manufacturer's representative called the manufacturer and when I asked if this is a common problem with this controller, he said they said….. They would overnight a new mother board. Guess they knew and I have my answer. Test three on Thursday. This facility must be on an Indian Burial Site (no offence intended to Native Americans).

    Oh yea....I do all that other stuff above/below too :( Darn...I'm an addict!

    Rjj: Boat is put away for the winter and thinking of this Saturday when I hope to see that nice 170 class 10 point eating some acorns 27.5 yards away from my tree stand :0
     
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  16. Yankee

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    I feel for you all, it must be a terrible thing. I don't need to come here at ten-till-nine on a Monday night, I can quit any time I want!
     
  17. Bootleg

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    I have dogs I leave work at work.
     
  18. Mule

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    Hello, my name is Wayne and I'm too close to retirement to really think about work after 5PM. However I have been known to look at buildings from time to time. I have been looking for so many years the wife is getting better at it than I am though! She is always saying...Isn't that a violation?? I respond "Yes dear..it is! Good job."

    My name is Wayne and I have been sober for the last two years.
     
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    Hello, my name is John, and I too suffer from all of the above problems, to the point where I point out code violations in movies and tv shows.
     
  20. jim baird

    jim baird Silver Member

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    It comforts me to know that so many share with me the heightened sense of awareness of surroundings that this training/experience/affliction has blessed me with.
     

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