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    So I'm training a new inspector... L.O.L. A new guy started working for me today. we were working our way from one room to the next. got to the laundry room had him check the outlets with a 3 light... Then i said check the 220 dryer out let. .L.O.L. So he starts trying to see how he's going to stick it in this outlet. I had to stop him. L.O.L. The look on his face was worth his days pay...

    OK. So any good ideas on how to get him tomorrow... Hes is very quick to pick thing up. he is going to be a very good inspector.

    Any Ideas will help... Gotta love the new guy...

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    Ron

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    Have him check the blinker fluid in the truck before you leave.
    Or check the water in the tubs after you make sure the shower is on.

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    I love the bidet test...it's the best!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    I love the bidet test...it's the best!
    OK Vern you got me on that one. what is it.

    Best

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    Might have spelled it wrong? "the French butt washer thinggy, beside the WC"


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    Put him on the roof and then take the ladder down.

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    I was in a crawlspace onetime when the plumber locked the door.... he really did not know I was in there. I now leave a screw driver driven in the ground to block the door open.


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    Better yet, put him in the crawlspace ahead of you.

    But first of all before heading out in the morning, eat a can of beanie weanies or some vienna sausages.

    Tell him you smell a leak.

    Let him find it.

    rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    I love the bidet test...it's the best!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    OK Vern you got me on that one. what is it.

    Best

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    That's where you make sure the bidet is turned to the center 'fountain' and not to the rim, then tell him to check it, then 'warn him' that sometimes there is a not much water, so make sure to look into the spray head and turn the valve on most of the way (or variations of that).

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    Have a clean towel handy


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    Turn the shower head in the bathtub to spray him, some people still don't check it. Oldy but goody.

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    Ron,

    Business must be good if your adding an inspector. Good for you.

    As far as the new man, next vacant home your in act as if you saw a small child peeking around the corner of some room and start talking about the house has a history of a horrible crime scene at one time.

    He'll freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Ron,

    Business must be good if your adding an inspector. Good for you.

    As far as the new man, next vacant home your in act as if you saw a small child peeking around the corner of some room and start talking about the house has a history of a horrible crime scene at one time.

    He'll freak.

    rick
    Rick I like that one. I'll get back to you after our inspections...

    Best

    Ron

    P.S. Keep them coming we break him in... I'm going to get him on this board help in his C.E.

    Then you guys can have a bit of fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Rick I like that one. I'll get back to you after our inspections...

    Best

    Ron

    P.S. Keep them coming we break him in... I'm going to get him on this board help in his C.E.

    Then you guys can have a bit of fun...
    Have him ask a question about a "sub-panel"


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    That'll set Jerry off for sure!

    But I think he's got it down now.

    He just drools, dribbles and then cuts and pastes his standard response!

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    Tell him to go into the basement and check out the smokeshaft and then tell you what he sees.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Have him ask a question about a "sub-panel"
    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    That'll set Jerry off for sure!

    I'd ask him to identify the country of origin and the class of sub that the sub the panel is in.

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    and how many gigi-watts is it rated for.


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    tell him to crawl under the house and verify the toilet trap size for the report.


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    OK. we just got in. LO.L. So we are standing next to the sliding glass door and the base boards. No I never pull carpet back with my hands as most cats and dogs like to do things is this areas. so i had him Check out this area and was asking what do you see or smell. He is like looking around and his nose is working away... L.O.L. Then i let him in on the gag...and so i stop him before he did anything to disgusting...

    He going to work out just fine. Its funny when you have some one that is new to the game... it take you back a few years... Man was i that ?

    It may take a year before i can cut him loose.

    Best

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    Rick H. you mentioning about him seeing a child peeking arond the corner just makes me shiver. Every now and then I'll be in a house and think I catch something out of the corner of my good eye move across the hallway. Anyone ever have sense that something has happened in a house or it is haunted.

    Mama Mount


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaMa Mount View Post
    Rick H. you mentioning about him seeing a child peeking around the corner just makes me shiver. Every now and then I'll be in a house and think I catch something out of the corner of my good eye move across the hallway. Anyone ever have sense that something has happened in a house or it is haunted.

    Mama Mount
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    Ron


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    During my time in the construction trades we always sent the new guy (apprentice) to borrow a "panel stretcher" from another framing crew, or anybody around.
    I really like the bidet deal and sorry I’m too old to use it on some new inspector. Speaking of bidets, anybody been to Europe and ever find a bathroom without one? My wife and I never did. They where really great as a foot soaker after tour walking all day.

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    Default Re: So I'm training a new inspector... L.O.L.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaMa Mount View Post
    Rick H. you mentioning about him seeing a child peeking arond the corner just makes me shiver. Every now and then I'll be in a house and think I catch something out of the corner of my good eye move across the hallway. Anyone ever have sense that something has happened in a house or it is haunted.

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    Love the new hair due. Dude...

    I need to find me a photo...

    Best

    Ron


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    TURN THE JETS ON THE WHIRLPOOL UP AND LET HIM TEST IT


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    Ask him how many layers of shingles are on the roof? When he answers you ask how many tabs of shingles it is to the ridge? If that doesn't put a smile on your face watching him count something so useless.

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    Give him a glow stick and send him in a crawl space looking for vermon stains. When he finds one tell him to check it with a mositure meter. Let him know it's a hazard to the living space.

    Give him dividing rods to locate the main water pipe in the yard. Well maybe not. That works but it looks funny......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    First inspection I took my son on a few years ago, he was about 16. I'm checking out the roof and he is up there with me. He wanders over to the gable and there is a porch roof down about 3 feet. He gets on the porch roof and squats down with just his forearms showing on the house roof. I turn around, see his arms on the roof and hear him screaming "HELP DAD, HELP", I about S***!! I nearly fell off the roof trying to get over to him. He still laughs about that...
    Just remember, payback's a bitch!
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