Questions Of The Week February 6, 2021

Welcome To Questions of The Week!

A member of the Awards Committee will post questions, at a random day/time.

Members may make one post per question thread to answer the questions, and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the questions answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.

First correct answers (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Questions) wins.
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Choose your prize from the following list!:

** $50.00 gift certificate from Inspector Outlet
** Case of books "Now That You’ve Had A Home Inspection"
** Seventeen Custom Branded Videos value $50.00 ~ your choice!
https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/video-contest

All members are eligible… … …
Good luck!

  1. ___ are the wooden planks or boards which are fixed on the gable end of a roof
    a) LARRY Planks
    b) Battens
    c) Barge boards
    d) Eave Planks
    e) Cleats

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2) Examples of electrical insulators?
a) plastic & rubber
b) glass
c) wood & paper
d) OJ Simpson
__a
__a-b
__a-b-c

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3) ___ is typically made from ___ because it has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion to that of concrete, which minimizes stress on the structure in response to changing temperatures

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4) Pyramid is a type of ___ structure.
a) Triangulated
b) Massive
c) Pneumatic
d) Framed

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5) Annually, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are flicked into our environment. They can contaminate soil and water and kill microorganisms.
Is there any future use from them…?..?

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FUN EXTRA
WHO sang this on WHAT song…
you may forget your keys
you may forget your phone

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Nice questions, Marc. Thanks for doing them!

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Great questions Marc !!

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Thanks, Marc for doing those.

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Ok, here goes, Daddy needs a case of books!

  1. c) Barge boards
  2. a-b-c
  3. Reinforcement, steel
  4. b) massive
  5. Yes, carbon based electrical energy storage, rust inhibitor
    Extra credit: ???
  1. C
  2. a, b and c
  3. Rebar, Steel
  4. B
  5. Yes, some are recycled and some are recycled and used for energy storage in supercapacitors,

Great questions, Marc!

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Congrats to @mhardy5 Mike Hardy.
I had a different view for cigarette butts, but that’s the entomology in me.

  1. ___ are the wooden planks or boards which are fixed on the gable end of a roof
    a) LARRY Planks
    b) Battens
    c) Barge boards
    d) Eave Planks
    e) Cleats
    c
    Construction Materials Test - Sanfoundry

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2) Examples of electrical insulators?
a) plastic & rubber
b) glass
c) wood & paper
d) OJ Simpson
__a
__a-b
__a-b-c
a-b-c

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3) ___ is typically made from ___ because it has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion to that of concrete, which minimizes stress on the structure in response to changing temperatures
rebar
steel

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4) Pyramid is a type of ___ structure.
a) Triangulated
b) Massive
c) Pneumatic
d) Framed
b massive
Explanation: Massive or lintelled structure is built with a large amount of materials. It can take up compression efficiently and has very few spaces

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5) Annually, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are flicked into our environment. They can contaminate soil and water and kill microorganisms.
Is there any future use from them…?..?

Nicotine, a toxic chemical most often associated with cigarettes, has been used as an insecticide since colonial times.
~DANGER~
Careful with this recipe, it could cause WAFI illness or DEATH

Uncle Willie’s iced tea-BUG juice:
Collect cigarette butts
Soak one cup of cigarette butts in one gallon of water for 24 to 48 hours. At 24 hours, check the solution and look at the color. When it looks like iced tea, it’s ready. If it’s darker, dilute the solution with warm water until it looks like iced tea.

Add soap to your solution. For a long lasting spray, use a two tablespoons per gallon of solution. For spray that quickly dissipates, use half a teaspoon per gallon.

Remove the butts from the solution, then pour the liquid through a strainer or cheese cloth and into another container.
Mom’s pasta colander is not cool to use… … …

Pour the solution into spray bottles and store it in a cool, dry place out of the sun. It will keep for about a month.

Now, spray, spray and kill!

FUN EXTRA
WHO sang this on WHAT song…
you may forget your keys
you may forget your phone
Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
Don’t Leave Home Without Jesus

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Great job Mike !!

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Congrats, Mike!

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Congratulations, Mike!

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Thanks everyone and thanks Marc for doing this! I would of never guessed insecticide that’s very interesting.

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Congratulations Mike, good questions Marc, thanks for your time!!!

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Good job Mike

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