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    Default roof decking gap

    Last edited by dan orourke; 12-31-2007 at 05:12 PM.
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    Default Re: roof decking gap

    Sloppy work but not really worth making a note of. I'm sure someone will disagree


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    The gap, in all likelihood is inconsequential.

    There are multiple layers of roofing in the valley and they'll easily span that hole. It'd be nice to see some metal flashing through the hole though.


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    No real code violation there. Like Bill said...just sloppy work. Before plywood, builders used planking for roof decking often of varying widths and this created lots of gaps, sometimes large. As long as the roofer did his job correctly there should be no problems. Agreed...it would be nice to see some metal flashing showing through, but I personally would not include this one in the report as a problem.


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    "It'd be nice to see some metal flashing through the hole though."

    If you could see metal (flashing), that would mean, there is not any roofing felt in that valley.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: roof decking gap

    Rick...true datt!


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    If I see something like that I will often mention it, even if I don't think it needs to be corrected. It lets people know that I was looking and in the attic. It can also head off questions later on when they do look in the attic for themselves.

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    It could be a problem if the next Home Inspector happens to be wearing high heels.

    You just never know nowadays.

    I came across a female inspector the other day and I sh*# you not, she had a granny kitchen apron on with some of her tools in the pockets. WTFudge?

    It wouldn't have been so bad, but the bunnies and chickens on the apron was a bit much.

    rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    It wouldn't have been so bad, but the bunnies and chickens on the apron was a bit much.
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    Said His crawl Kit is in a Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers Lunch Box.

    I'm still looking Jim I might have to settle for a Quick Draw McGraw or Mighty Mouse.

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    Default Re: roof decking gap

    Something I just noticed is that the OSB is not run perpendicular to the joist.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Rick...ya never can tell. In 21 years I had never seen a female inspector until my recent continuing education class. In class we had a female architec turned HI who said she wouldnt go into certain crawlspaces because they might be full of wookalares... soooo, whats a wookalare????


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    Wookalars are demonic Creatures of the Dark.

    They will take out a HI in no time. Be on the look out for them.


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    Oh, I get it ....so basically your saying it's another word for "mother-inlaw"


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