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Old 05-20-2010, 02:25 PM
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I had a Final Inspection today on a job. 1 inspector for everything. Kitchen, Basement, 2 bathrooms, new HVAC and a deck. He shows up early about 10:00. African fella named Sammy. I say, "Why don't we start with the basement?" "Ok", he says. We walk in and take about 5 steps and my clients little dogs start barking. They're harmless. Sammy does a 180 and BOLTS out the door, closing it behind him! I go outside and tell him they're harmless. He says "No way, I don't like dogs! Is everything done?!"
I say "Of course everything is done thats why you're here."
"OK", he says, signs the stickers and is outta there!
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The house is in Africa or he flew over for the job?
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So your renting the dogs for the next job, LOL !
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That is too damn funny!!!
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The house is in Africa or he flew over for the job?
Both.
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I'm about a month from final inspections on this, can I borrow your dog?
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A month?

You'd better pull your pants up over yer butt crack and get goin'!!
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Subcontractors frustrate me!

Asphalt tomorrow
Paint is happening now
Carpet 1st of the month
Ceiling tile delivery Mon.
Doors follow carpet
bla, bla, bla...
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He must have been working when my house was inspected.... stupid corner cutting contractor...

anybody wanna buy a house at the beach?
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
I'm about a month from final inspections on this, can I borrow your dog?
Auditorium?? Yeah, you've definetely got a months worth of work.
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Be glad your not from Hertford County NC. The asst inspector here is a nightmare. I was installing seamless gutters on a house the other day. He wheeled up like he was FBI or something and said are ya'll building a porch or just installing gutters. I said just gutters man. As he turned to walk back to his truck I said Dave you know me better than that. He just laughed and kept walking.
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thats why the private inspectors are worth there weight in gold
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We use 3rd party inspectors for a lot of things, civil, structural, roofing...
The county inspector does Building, mechanical, electrical, signage.
Fire Marshal for fire alarm, exit signs, evacuation,
Mechanical engineer, Electrical engineer and the Architect get their inspections and punch list along the way also.

Oh the fun!
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A few people from NC here, need any Audio/Video work?? If so let me know!!

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Great looking building. Is that part of a school or town government or something? Is anything going in up high the high entrance foyer area? Just wondering - is that whole area for looks or passive solar hetaing or what?
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I worked on a 6 story renovation job many years ago, the inspector was rather well fed, around 400 lbs. Nothing was inspected past the 3rd floor cause that was all the stairs he could handle.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Great looking building. Is that part of a school or town government or something? Is anything going in up high the high entrance foyer area? Just wondering - is that whole area for looks or passive solar hetaing or what?
Chesapeake College, Kent Humanities Building.
That south entrance is an "Architectural Element" of sorts.
The ceiling is 25'-0". The walls are a poly mix paint in the corridors, lobby and Theater.
The proscenium wall in the theater is wood with sound panels above the drywall on the side walls and drywall with reveals on the back wall
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Thats funny. My son was there today to see Tom Chapin. How do you like dealing with Grimm & Parker???
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Thats funny. My son was there today to see Tom Chapin. How do you like dealing with Grimm & Parker???
Not sure who Tom is.

G+P?, is this a trick question?

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Not sure who Tom is.

G+P?, is this a trick question?

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Tom Chapin is some folk singer. My son went on a field trip to see him there.

I have done a few projects with G+P.
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