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  1. #1
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    Default Tub Access Blues

    I get annoyed when I have to unscrew four or five screws in order to check that the tub motor is protected by a GFCI device. But, it's part of the job so I do it. I get really annoyed when I have to do it twice because I left my GFCI tester under the tub.

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    Jim Robinson
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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    I get annoyed when I have to unscrew four or five screws
    Clam down, would you like to talk about this?

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

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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    I just feel really fortunate when they actually have an access panel! Builders around here like to completely tile in the enclosure around the jetted tub without leaving an access. Always an exception noted on my reports.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
    Jubilee Home Inspections

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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    I feel annoyed when I have to drive 30 miles back to my morning inspection at the end of my afternoon inspection because I left my Extend n' Climb ladder behind.

    "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: Tub Access Blues

    nick

    thats a senior moment--that should not be repeated--oh yeah where the hell is my gas detector--crawl space --dam it

    cvf


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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    I'll tell ya Charlie, I've pulled some flat out bonehead moves this year which I care not to admit to in a public forum. It makes me wonder if I'm older than the 41 my birth certificate indicates.

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

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    Crawlspace with a rough concrete floor, home made 'skateboard' on furniture casters and less than 2 feet of clearance. Tiny hatch about 2 feet square in a closet full of junk. I get back to the hatch, sit up, get the arms up then pull butt up and out. The seller, an old coot even older than me, loads all the shoes and crap, vacuum cleaner, etc, back on top of the hatch. Then luckily, he leaves. I carry on, meet the clients, do the walk and talk, then notice I've got no cellphone. I finish up, call my cell from the landline, yep, it's ringing way back in the far end under the living room. Now I need my light, no light in my bag, look all over the house, realtor wants to lock up, get my ladder back in, up in that other closet, attic hatch, with my backup light, yep, there's my flashlight in the attic where I dropped it. Down the ladder, fold the ladder and put it out. Pull the junk out of closet #1, back down into the 2 foot crawlspace, scoot to the far end and pick up my phone. And people think it's easy money.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    Stuff left behind, and not worth going back for (or can't remember which house)...
    Countless thermometers.
    Several water pressure gauges.
    Bunch of screwdrivers used as probes in crawlspaces.
    Hats.
    Jacket.
    Coffee cups/drink cups.
    Umbrellas.
    Towels.


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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    What I hate:

    Mini-Blinds
    Unflushed toilets
    Litterboxes
    Packed Closet
    Unsecured Attic ladders
    Cats
    Plants in the firebox
    Pizza boxes in the oven
    Kitchen sinks full of dirty dishes
    Return air filters
    Nosey neighbors
    Client's fathers
    the 12 friends of the buyer's who show up at the inspection
    teenage girl's room covered with that f-ing Justin Beiber pics
    teenage boys' room covered with that f-ing Justin Beiber pics
    Justin Beiber
    trinkets on the toilet tank
    spices sitting on top of the range
    those round metal pans over the range elements
    the smell of curry
    signs that say remove your shoes
    lists provided of "Homeowner upgrades"
    Realtors who think they are home inspectors too....
    2am.
    6am.
    alarm systems
    Chirping smoke alarms
    Trailer's
    People who live in penthouses
    Gated communities
    I'll stop here......

    rick


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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    What Rick said.....
    except I like curry.
    Triple ditto on chirping smoke alarms.
    I'll add...
    Large dogs left in closed laundry room without a note or any warning.
    People still sleeping at 1pm.
    People that come home at 4pm and want to know when you will be finished.


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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    Yuo guys got most of them, but here's more:

    Stacks of storage in front of the E panel
    E panel behind a painting, but which one?
    E panel behind a 30 lb mirror
    Yards full of fresh dog poop
    Signs that say don't let the cat out
    Missing or burned out light bulbs
    Light switches that do nothing
    Closets full of stinking laundry
    Heat register under a bed
    Or under piles of stinking laundry
    Phones that keep ringing
    Answering machines
    Remote controls with almost dead batteries
    Doors that lock themselves

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    Some pretty good lists there! Here's a few more:

    Wrong CBS code for the supra box - 3 times same day
    Dog/cat poop and urine on the floor in multiple areas
    A thousand cockroaches crawling out of a childs bedroom closet when I open it
    Insulation down my collar when I open the attic hatch
    Insulation all over the floor or hanging clothes when I open the attic hatch
    Hose bibs that spray sideways when I turn them on
    4 cancellations in a week and a half
    Turning around on the roof to discover my client standing there with fear in their eyes and locked knees
    More than 30 consecutive 100+ degree days so far and many more to come


  13. #13
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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    stupid little plasic receptacle covers everywhere EXCEPT the babies room?
    crawlspaces with leaking waste pipes
    urine pudldes and feces in crawlspaces
    attic scuttles in closet ceilings
    when you wear shoe covers to protect your shoes from the house. Ick

    "The Code is not a peak to reach but a foundation to build from."

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    Default Re: Tub Access Blues

    All very true, all very funny when sitting here at home reading about them.


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