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  1. #66
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    Default Re: What do you carry?

    Actually, I have been wanting to go to a rechargeable light and mount the charger in the rear of my PT Cruiser to plug into the rear lighter socket.
    Be sure to check the instructions on the charger/light about switched accessory power. Ultra Stingers don't like switched power. Something to do with the charging circuitry.
    I had the same plan, but changed to just charging at home after finding my Scion Xb power was switched and would only charge as I drive.
    Simple enough to put in a hot always power port, but I find I never need the vehicle charger except on large houses with crawls. I am planing on getting a spare battery pack next time I order spare bulbs and the problem of dead batteries will be solved. Of course I always have a couple of old mag lights for backup but that is like trying to use a match after getting used to the Ultra Stinger.

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  2. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Edwards View Post
    For everyone following the question of "who is James Duffin"?
    There is no James Duffin listed as a NC licensed home inspector on the licensure board's web directory in alphabetical order.
    This is the alphabetical order directory with....

    James R. Duckworth # 1617
    8701 Calumet Farms Road
    Waxhaw NC 28173
    (980) 722-3273

    (no James Duffin here)

    Kent Wayne Duke # 1070
    6620 Graymont Place
    Raleigh NC 27615-6508
    (919) 847-3126

    My NC HI license is #371.
    This is public information that is listed on a public access web site.
    I see no reason for anonymity on this forum but, then again, I could be wrong.
    You did not look between the F and the U. You will find your answer there.

    Hey Tom.....get a life.....


  3. #68
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    And Back to Flashlights,

    I've been using one of these for about 6 months.

    3 watt power from 3 AAA cells (battery life is great.)

    I have a Surefire as well this is about the same size and almost as bright.

    Did I mention Battery Life is Great & uses standard AAA and 1/2 off on Tool Day.


    http:Dorcy 3-watt Super LED 3 AAA Aluminum Technology Flashlight - Model 41-4275 at Sears.com

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

  4. #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB Thompson View Post
    Also, meant to ask if anyone has thought about or is carrying a longer probing device other than an awl. It could be used for pushing smoke detector test buttons or using it like the picture in the ad below.

    I found one here:

    Tool Experts- Your Choice For Home Inspection Tools And Testing Needs*::*Monthly Specials*::*Probe It

    Not keen about paying $25 bucks for it; however, like the telescopic effect. You know: packs small, plays big!

    Any thoughts?

    B
    I made me one. I bought a 2' telescoping paint handle at HD, then took a paint roler frame (the long ones) and cut the frame off with a grinder about 6" above the handle, and sharpened it. Now, you can keep it in your pouch, and then, when you need the extended reach, just screw it onto the paint handle. I've got about $12 in the whole works. It works well for probing and testing smoke detectors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James Duffin View Post
    You did not look between the F and the U. You will find your answer there.

    Hey Tom.....get a life.....
    You see. That is why anonymous members is not a good idea.
    I have a very full life thank you.
    Some of it has been in public service to HI's and home buyers.

    HI's who are not licensed in licensed states should not be allowed to participate in this forum and pretend to be someone they are not.

    I would ask that the moderator take up this cause for serious consideration, although I am not sure what he might do about it.

    I got a life. Get a license.


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    Tom....

    I am licensed.....you need to get a thicker skin....as I have been told!


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    Quote Originally Posted by James Duffin View Post
    Tom....

    I am licensed.....
    There it is guys, James *IS* licensed, he says so.

    Now, James, provide your NC HI license information and we will all be there for you.

    If you don't provide your NC HI license, then, maybe, you are talking about your driver's license?

    How about you simply solve this by posting any NC license, or any license, which allows you to inspect in NC?

    Or, maybe, you live in NC and inspect outside NC where no license is required?

    Simple answer to provide and stop this farce from progressing further.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Jerry..(if that is your real name!?)

    All you and the others have to do is SHUT-UP!! and not worry about me

    Can you do that? NOOOO!

    I wait for your NON-SHUTUP response!


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    (I doth think I touched a nerve there. )

    And it werent da funny bone.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Duffin View Post
    Tom....

    I am licensed.....you need to get a thicker skin....as I have been told!
    My skin is thick enough. Your juvenile retorts of where I might find your name on the role of the licensed HI's in NC don't bother me at all. As a P.I. graduate in the 1960's I've been cussed at by experts up close and personal-like.
    However, I am beginning to feel a little empathy for you.
    It's always been my experience that people usually become vulgar with personal attacks when they have run out of cognitive responses. Apparently, you have already exhausted your supply of thoughtful responses to a few requests and expectations that you "prove" yourself to be whom you claim.

    To those of us not covering our identity with the cloak of mystery and have the bold heart to display our true selves to the forum readers your efforts and remarks seem very much out of place and antithetical

    I think that the best method of responding to you from now on is like I have a few of the other unqualified "experts" (plumbers, carpenters, relatives of the seller) who have disagreed with a few of my calls over the last 20 years. That is, I simply state that I will be happy to respond to their assessment of my item defect issue as soon as I receive the "experts" remarks in writing on their letterhead with their state-issued license number and their signature below their remarks. I remind the owner/seller/agent that they already have mine in that manner.
    To date, I have never heard another word from such people.

    Intelligent people recognize an empirical arguement when presented with one. When an attacker continues to cross that line you know that they are not driven by logic or may not be that intelligent. Either way, they have classified themselves and you can dismiss them out of hand from that point on and the onlookers, or other stakeholders, will support your actions. No one ever wants to see a stronger individual take a superior advantage over a weaker individual to the point of exhaution. Frankly, I think we are already there.

    I do not respond to non-expert "experts" in my business and I am choosing not to do so here as well.
    It would be different if you had never claimed to be licensed in NC. No claims, no expectations from those to whom you make the claim. However, when you make such claims you set up in the reader's mind an expectation that you are who you say you are.
    It is only logical that the reader expects that you deliver on your claim. Any hesitancy or failure to do so must be a disappointment to the reader. For that reason, alone, we have every right to ask anyone to make good on their claims. Any society, and this is a microscopic model of one, that does not do so proceeds blindly subjecting the body politic to "unqualified" leadership. No intelligent societal model will tolerate such if restraints do not forbid it. (Think Communism, Fascism, Nazism, Islamic Taliban, etc. where the brown shirts and other ruffians enforce punitive measures on thoughtful, inquiring minds.)
    I think from this point onward it would be best if I no longer respond to your thoughtless epithets. Furthermore, I call on any other intelligent readers to ignore you and any further remarks you may make on this forum.

    Mr. Jerry Peck has put it quite clearly.
    If you are not willing to be known for who you really are it might be in your own interest to re-enter this forum under a different assumed name and be more careful in making any claims of being licensed in NC.

    I really don't care if you are licensed but I did care that you made the claim. It is normal for persons who have become qualified to some known level in a profession or pursuit to be somewhat protective of that claim. There are many accounts of unqualified persons laying claim to be former SEAL team members, Special Forces, RECONS, or even Hell's Angels who had no reasonable right to make that claim. It is of no less interest to those of us who are licensed HI's to expect anyone claiming to be licensed to "put up or shut up".

    As a former board member of the NCHILB (see, I made a claim) it bothers me to think that we might still have persons in this state who would commit a misdemeanor and perpetrate a crime in order to find income in the home inspection business. Quite frankly, the entry into this profession just ain't that hard.
    When I am provided every reason to believe that I am corresponding with such a person I can choose not to continue.
    If you have read this response to the end I thank you for your time.
    Perhaps we can exchange ideas another time when you have assumed a new and "unlicensed" identity.
    Good day.


  11. #76
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    Back to the topic. Take this fight someplace else please.


  12. #77
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    Yep, I agree. I'm new to this site and for the most part it's been informative to read the threads and I feel like most of you are here to learn and contribute. However, I've got to tell you, this little shouting match reminds me of something....a bunch of kids mouthing off to one another. If you're a licensed professional, I'd think you would want to act like a professional, but all of this sounds to me like a playground at recess. We can always agree to disagree, and, let's face it, we don't always get everything our way. So let's all try to act like adults and be friends. If somebody is operating illegally, then sooner or later it will catch up to them. I've got enough to worry about without trying to do a background check on somebody in a chat forum. Let's get back to the purpose at hand...supporting each other, learning from each other, and becoming more effective, efficient, and prosperous home inspectors.


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    If you're a licensed professional, I'd think you would want to act like a professional, but all of this sounds to me like a playground at recess.
    \

    Doesn't matter what age you are. Just look at the political debates and see they are no different than what goes on in these threads.

    If somebody is posting as a "professional" and under a assumed name that doesn't exist we should question it. If he is not licensed so be it, but don't falsely contribute here. I would rather him say he's a handyman or what ever and wants to contribute then to falsely claim something.

    It's not good for this board and for people seeking information and take his credentials as credible.

    Mike Schulz License 393
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  14. #79
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    I agree wholeheartedly, but I believe that the point has been made that he's not a duly licensed HI, and everybody that regularly reads this now knows that. All I'm saying is if they want to continue to trade insults, let's start a thread especially for that. Personally I'm over it.


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    Sorry Brian, I tried to get the thread back on topic on 4/22. I really think you had started a good thread. The main reason is that when later users see this tool thread, they'll search it looking for good advice only to run into the other mess.

    I'm not against these guys (heaven knows I've not posted "on-thread" before), but I think we need to leave and take the "what do you carry" thread somewhere else. Let them have this one.

    Bruce

    Bruce Thompson, Lic. #9199
    www.TylerHomeInspector.com
    Home Inspections in the Tyler and East Texas area

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