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  1. #1
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    Default Is IN the new DIY site????

    Is it just me, or have there been a lot of non-inspector people logging in to get DIY advice, or try to get answers to questions that are really not home inspection related?

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    There has been so many lately I've kind of lost interest.

    rick


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Here's just an example of what I'm talking about.

    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...d-problem.html


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Thats the one that prompted my post.
    Happy New year Rick!!


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    Wanda knows the symptoms and has the answers

    everyone have a great new year!

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    I probably get about 5+ calls per year from homeowners (non-clients) who just have an issue in their home and are looking for advice or guidance. I'll help them as much as I can over the phone since I answered the call. Some people pick up the phone and call, some find InspectionNews and start a thread looking for advice.

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Does anyone think Brian should create a forum dedicated to DIY?
    I'm not telling, I'm asking.

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    If nobody answers the DIY question they will go away...really not a problem I don;t think.


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Does anybody else feel that there is potential liability attached to answering someones questions?

    Years ago I learned that as a contractor giving detailed solutions to a problem leaves the contractor exposed if things went wrong, since the contractor is a lic. professional they were relying on and directing their efforts. Something like a How To book that is wrong and the person is injured or property damaged as a result of following the books directions.


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    I really doubt that someone is going to go after an individual on an internet forum for giving an opinion on something.

    I think I am going to ignore all of the posts that are from non home inspectors or ones just asking for how to advice. Maybe they will go away.


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    I agree with Jack. With all the internet experts in the various chat forums it would be difficult/ if not impossible for some shark lawyer to prove some liability. I can only imagine what the "experts" are telling people in the health related forums - "that rash around your private parts most likely isn't STDs, its prickly heat rash, make a poultice from cayenne pepper seeds and apply until it goes away"


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    Hi, I'm new here.
    Can anyone of you nice Hi's help with this?
    Is the black wire the hot one or the cold one?

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Just use an assumed name and say what you feel.


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    Is the black wire the hot one or the cold one?
    Yes it is, or could be, or may not be. You might try touching it to see if its hot or not.

    Could you define hot? cold? black? and wire? Not sure what you mean.


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Sure...it's in the "subpanel".

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    funny.
    Is it a left handed wire, or a right handed wire.

    Northern hemisphere, or southern?


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    JF, there's a post right now in (I think) structural. I was wondering why inspectors were asking some of those questions. Then I looked at their posts, 1. BH should just make their own forum.

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Hi, I'm new here.
    Can anyone of you nice Hi's help with this?
    Is the black wire the hot one or the cold one?
    As it has been stated many times by one of the members, " we need more information:
    What size wire is it?
    Is it standard black or a shade off?
    Is it exposed to the environment or hidden?
    What is the room temp.?
    What is the humidity?
    Which direction dose the wire face?
    Is there water near by/
    Do you wear shoes?
    We need pictures?


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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    As it has been stated many times by one of the members, " we need more information:
    What size wire is it?
    Is it standard black or a shade off?
    Is it exposed to the environment or hidden?
    What is the room temp.?
    What is the humidity?
    Which direction dose the wire face?
    Is there water near by/
    Do you wear shoes?
    We need pictures?

    Oh no, don't start that because he'll post 5 solid pages of text, maybe even multiple back-to-back posts

    haha

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    Default Re: Is IN the new DIY site????

    I have added a new section on the site where DIYers can post their questions.
    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...me-buyers-diy/

    Hopefully this will help to separate the inspector to inspector and DIY to inspector questions.

    If you know of threads or see a new post that is obviously not from an inspector please let me know so I can move it to it's proper location.

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