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    Default Lets share a few of our pictures from the week!

    All in all it was a pretty normal week. The pictures need no titles or descriptions!

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    A few of mine. Mine was not as exciting as Scott's week seeing some ass and all.

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    Scott,

    I don't see anything wrong with adding a lirtle extra insulation to your crawl space. They were just ging to let that dryer lint blow away anyway.

    (We used to teach scouts to make fire starters with dryer lint and a drop of candle wax. After you do that once you RUN home and check the filter.)


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    Rick,

    I give.

    What is going on with the water heater?


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    Hey , Who you calling an A$$ HEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW


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    Default Re: A few of my inspection findings from this week!

    Here's a classic, but I can't decide to file it under electric or plumbing defects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry McCarthy View Post
    Here's a classic, but I can't decide to file it under electric or plumbing defects?
    Actually both electric and GAS (unless you put gas in with plumbing).

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    Knew that Jer, was just testing the waters. Now who wants to post the code refs for these reportable defects?
    (Jerry P, you be still)

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    I'll play along. Here's my week in 10 pics. My dryer hose looked just like yours, Scott.

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    This is one of my best IR shots to date...

    Termites in a floor with a bad case of gas

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    Ron, is that a termite hole spouting cool air? It's an amazing shot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Ron, is that a termite hole spouting cool air? It's an amazing shot!
    You are very close John. Its liquid air... I injected the termite hole with liquid air and the void in the hard wood flooring that the termites had excavated was now under pressure with the liquid air. You could not see this without the INFRARED CAMERA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    You are very close John. Its liquid air... I injected the termite hole with liquid air and the void in the hard wood flooring that the termites had excavated was now under pressure with the liquid air. You could not see this without the INFRARED CAMERA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    A few of mine. Mine was not as exciting as Scott's week seeing some ass and all.

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    Rick, what is under the down spout? Is it the end of a prestressed cable?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    You are very close John. Its liquid air... I injected the termite hole with liquid air and the void in the hard wood flooring that the termites had excavated was now under pressure with the liquid air. You could not see this without the INFRARED CAMERA.

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    RB: So where does one obtain liquid air?


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    RB: So where does one obtain liquid air?

    You can gathert it when you pass gas but it is almost liquid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector 3500 View Post
    Rick, what is under the down spout? Is it the end of a prestressed cable?
    Yes Sir! Its the exposed end of a Post-Tension Cable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Yes Sir! Its the exposed end of a Post-Tension Cable.
    From the looks of it, it was never covered.


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    This is a first for me. Condensate drain line made of copper to the top of a toilet tank. The last photo is a catv cable thru a light fixture.
    What a deal!

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    A couple of hazards from the morning inspection.

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    No way I moving to TEXAS... They have Snakes

    What the heck is that Rick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    No way I moving to TEXAS... They have Snakes

    What the heck is that Rick?

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    I loved the photo's you H.I.'s put in.

    Rich H. QUESTION: water tank in attic, storage or in used.


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    All I got is 5000 sq ft EIFS from hell just 2 of over 300 from this inspection.

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    Two decent ones from this week...

    The classic improper dryer vent and a No Handrail section in a new construction 600K...

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    Quick question, why do so many of you guys not date stamp your photos?

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    I'll see your hand rail a raise you one
    regarding date stampes, all can be doctored and all digital pic have a lot of info imbedded as in pic 3

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    "Missed it by that much 99"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gault View Post
    Quick question, why do so many of you guys not date stamp your photos?
    I crop at least one third of the pictures before adding to the report. Date would be cut off some and not others and could raise questions.

    They clutter up the photo and take away from the important bit, the defect.

    All the pictures from each inspection go into a dedicated folder. All the interior shots had to be taken the day of the inspection because that is the only time I had access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gault View Post
    Quick question, why do so many of you guys not date stamp your photos?
    Why would I add it?
    I have done it both ways in the past and found no reason to include it. All the photos of the report are included in a dated report, so the individual date stamps are superfluous and distracting. Unless I am needing to document the date and time in every single shot it is just clutter. Unlike others that want to provide an information overload, I try to keep the report clean, readable with pertinent information so that the client can actually find useful information without reading War and Peace.

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    64-year old POS this A.M. in Oak Cliff with new granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and new bathroom, and . . . thought I was in Philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    64-year old POS this A.M. in Oak Cliff with new granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and new bathroom, and . . . thought I was in Philly.
    Hey

    But it had remodeled kitchens and baths and how about those granite counter tops????

    By the way. Your third pic. Who thru the mud all over the bottom of the beam.

    Mike Gault

    I agree with Jim and Bruce. The pics are going into a folder for that day for that home for that client and your computer dates when you down loaded them and even the time and how many pictures.. They are also going into the report of an inspection that you did on that day. No need for another date stamp for the pics. Also the pics are numbered in sequence for when you took them on that day. The pics in the report correspond with what you write in your report for that inspection. Date stamping is overkill and clutter.


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    By the way. Your third pic. Who thru the mud all over the bottom of the beam.
    TM: Reticulitermes flavipes.

    Date stamping is overkill and clutter.
    TM: Agreed. Besides, many of today's cameras are not so equipped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    Date stamping is overkill and clutter.
    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    TM: Agreed. Besides, many of today's cameras are not so equipped.
    Aaron, Ted,

    Agreed. Not only is in not necessary, clutters up the photo, but is meaningless when it comes to trying to prove when the photo was actually taken.

    Besides, that cluttered up part of the photo may be hiding something you may have wished you had spotted, and would have spotted if not for the date stamp.

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    Besides, that cluttered up part of the photo may be hiding something you may have wished you had spotted, and would have spotted if not for the date stamp.
    JP: Agreed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert S. Mattison View Post
    I loved the photo's you H.I.'s put in.

    Rich H. QUESTION: water tank in attic, storage or in used.

    Water heater was located in the attic of the home and was operable.


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    I turned the date off tonight (wife hated it anyway :-).

    All very valid points....

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    I stopped using dates on photo's for the purpose of using the photo's in other reports. For instances I'll take pictures of correct installation of Flashing around a window or Condensate drains and traps on hvac. Then I use them as examples when I find one wrong. But then I have to write in caps "EXAMPLE OF drains and traps on ANOTHER HOME" which would cover up that date stamp anyway. Oh well ......

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    Here's a Primary condensate from today that terminates in the crawlspace (installed August 2007) and the resulting 'puddle'...

    Notice No Dates! I'm conforming :-)

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    Ever have one of these leak on you

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    Ron a basement sh-t pump it something I never want to smell again.
    If I smell it, start throwing-up. I'll pass on the job, if the customer think
    I should open one up as part of the H.I. inspection.



    The other is a crawl space, where the owner has cats, and the cats use it
    as their own personal litter box.

    I once watch a guy, up wind, go into a large oil storage tank, to clean out
    a plug fuel line. And get this, he did it without a personal mask breather.

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    I just run the water long enough to get the pump to run then shut off to make sure the one way valve works. They are plastic and make a loud thump when sealing. If the valve doesn't work it will sound like a tidal wave coming back in.........

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    Mike S.

    Like your solution, to that problem, mind if I use it, with future customers.

    /S/ Robert

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    Here is some free advice. Google Picasa photo software and download it, it's free, and has a great editing feature that allows you add in fill light to the pictures. really handy when trying to see detail, since a lot of pics posted here could use some extra clarity. Saves going back to redo a bad shot.


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