Have You Lost Your Marbles?

Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Bring one of those big kids marbles with you on an inspection … and not to play with the homeowners kids … icon_lol.gif


Works great to see if floors (without carpets of course) are sloping towards a section of the house that may be settling ... and even help ID severely deflected floor framing ...


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Robert O'Connor, PE
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I am absolutely amazed sometimes by how much thought goes into doing things wrong

Originally Posted By: jschmidt
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Oconnor-


A very good tip . Where do send it have it calibrated ?


James Schmidt


Originally Posted By: roconnor
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The marble only needs to be certified by the IMA (International Marble Association) … icon_wink.gif



Robert O’Connor, PE


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I am absolutely amazed sometimes by how much thought goes into doing things wrong

Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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Man I love those marbles. I am guilty of using them just to see the reaction from some people.



Inspection Nirvana!


We're NACHI. Get over it.

Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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Living in Golf Heaven, I like to use Golf Balls. I hear Professional Equipment has these at affordable prices icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif


Blaine


Originally Posted By: roconnor
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And the marble must meet ASTM-F963 (actually true) … icon_eek.gif


http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/DATABASE.CART/REDLINE_PAGES/F963.htm?E+mystore

And my big marble wasn't cheap ... I had to trade my son a bunch of baseball cards to use one of his ...


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Robert O'Connor, PE
Eagle Engineering ?
Eagle Eye Inspections ?
NACHI Education Committee

I am absolutely amazed sometimes by how much thought goes into doing things wrong

Originally Posted By: psabados
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If they don’t meet certification are they Branded? How many supervised roll alongs are required and where to they stamp their Logo? Would dice be marble’s in training?


Paul


Originally Posted By: bsmith
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With all the gear I bring with me on inspections - the trusty marble always gets a humorous response.


Bill Smith