Questions Of The Week ~ February 22

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  1. The main differences between mold and mildew basically are:
    a) Color
    b) Stage of growth
    c) Texture
    d) Type of home damage they can cause
    e) a-c-d
    f) all of the above

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2. A structural _______ load is a _______ load

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3. Main Advantages of Engineered Flooring
a) It can be used in basements and over concrete slabs
b) It can be used over radiant-heat systems
c) It is water repellent
d) The core layer can expand and contract more freely without warping
e) a-c-d
f) All of the above
g) NO NON-MEMBER IN OHIO KNOWS!

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4. Per NFPA in 2015, there were 1,345,500 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,280 civilian deaths, 15,700 civilian injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage
True
False
Depends, but don’t depend on it

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5. How high can a circuit breaker panel be?

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EXTRA CREDIT MUSIC!!! :smiley:

What tune by WHO??
Can’t you see what I’m tryin’ to say

I believe question one is incomplete…You left out taste…pretty obvious I think…

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WHOOPS! Ya got me Jim.
OK if there’s a tie-breaker, the added answer will now be
Bitter or Sweet

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Great questions, Marc. Thanks for doing them! :smile:

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Good questions Marc, thanks for your time!

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Oooh had me stumped! Good questions Marc!!

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Good questions! Here’s my stab at it!

1: e) a-c-d

2: A structural (dead) load is a (permanent/static) load

3: f) All of the above

4: False ($14.3 billion property loss)

5: no higher than 6 foot 7 inches to top circuit breaker

What tune by WHO?? One More Minute by “Weird Al” Yankovic

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That’s what I’m doing…honest. :roll_eyes: :rofl: :joy:

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This one has been quiet so far! Where’s everyone?!

Well, since @jfudge wasn’t named the winner with the answers I thought were correct, I will go with one different Pat!

  1. E
  2. live / dynamic
  3. F
  4. F - 14.3B
  5. Highest breaker no more than 6’7" from the floor

EC: Not the faintest

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Well… looks like only 2 contestants this time, perhaps they were too hard?
Junior & Aaron both got 2 of 5 correct and Junior nailed the music one.
So… congrats to both of you for being here, you both will win.
Follow the instructions to claim your prize! :smiley:

  1. The main differences between mold and mildew basically are:
    a) Color
    b) Stage of growth
    c) Texture
    d) Type of home damage they can cause
    e) a-c-d
    f) all of the above
    F
    https://molekule.science/mildew-vs-mold-difference/

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2. A structural _______ load is a _______ load
torsion twisting
How a load is centered on the building components is important

Load Imposition
Some vehicles have torsion bar suspension; the vehicle is attached to one end
of a spring steel bar (the torsion bar) while the wheels are attached to the other end
Although a building torsion load is not designed to be a spring, the load and
stresses are the same
Buildings that have structural component failure often place undesigned
torsion loads on remaining structural members

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3. Main Advantages of Engineered Flooring
a) It can be used in basements and over concrete slabs
b) It can be used over radiant-heat systems
c) It is water repellent
d) The core layer can expand and contract more freely without warping
e) a-c-d
f) All of the above
g) NO NON-MEMBER IN OHIO KNOWS!
F
https://www.nachi.org/engineered-wood-flooring.htm

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4. Per NFPA in 2015, there were 1,345,500 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,280 civilian deaths, 15,700 civilian injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage
True
False
Depends, but don’t depend on it
FALSE - $14.3 billion in property damage

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5. How high can a circuit breaker panel be?
There is no defining height is mandated from floor to panel box base
There is no maximum height specified for the panel box, but the center of the highest breaker handle in its highest position cannot be more than 6-foot 7-inches above the floor
The question was panel height, not breaker height. :wink:
https://www.howtolookatahouse.com/Blog/Entries/2019/2/what-is-the-maximum-height-you-can-mount-an-electric-panel-above-the-floor.html

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This tune nearly perfectly fits the recently expelled non-member!

I’d rather clean all the bathrooms in Grand Central Station with my tongue
Than spend one more minute with you

Can’t you see what I’m tryin’ to say
““Weird Al”” Yankovic performing One More Minute. © 1985 Volcano

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Congratulation to Junior & Aaron! :smile:

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Haha! Thanks Marc! Thanks Larry! Couple tough ones for sure! Congrats Aaron!

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Woohoo! Congrats @jfudge. Looks I gotta do some more reading though haha

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For sure! Marc provided some great reading material!

Damn @jfudge is killing it! Twice in 3 weeks right?? Congradulations bud!

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Haha! Thanks! Marc threw in a couple tougher questions this time!