Questions of the Week- January 7, 2021

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Good luck!
These are easy and basic questions.

  1. What do these numbers and letters mean? (Start upper left & go down, then upper right and go down. There are 5 items.)
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  2. Assume all need safety glass. When is glass in door exempt from being safety glass?

  3. Where at bottom of stairs should handrail return to wall?

  4. What is the minimum area of a habitable room?

  5. What is the minimum wood shake keyway?

  6. Name these trusses.

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Great questions, Larry. :slight_smile:

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Great job Larry !!

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Good questions Larry!

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  1. 1 is the panel grade. 15/32 is the panel thickness
    32/16 is the span rating Exposure 1 is the durability classification
    C-D is the grade of the face and core veneers

  2. Openings in a door through which a 3-inch sphere is able to pass.

3 Not less then 70 SF.

  1. One tread width.

5 3/8 to 5/8

6 Cambered truss Studio truss
Double Howe truss Flat truss
Jack truss Scissor truss

:smiley:

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Very, very close, Scott.

  1. APA stands for American Plywood Association. Rated Sheathing Structural l is the panel grade. 32/16 is the span rating. 15/32 is the sheathing thickness. Exposure 1 is the exposure durability classification. 000 is the mill number. PS 1-83 is the product standard. C-D is the grade of the face and core veneers. NER-QA397 is the code recognition of the APA as a quality assurance agency. PRP-108 is the APA’s performance rated panel standard.

  2. Decorative glass and any glass opening too small for a 3-inch ball to pass through are exempt.

  3. 1 tread width past the bottom step.

  4. 70 sf

  5. 3/8" to 5/8"

  6. Cambered Truss, Studio Truss, Double Howe Truss, Flat Truss, Jack Truss, Scissor Truss.

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I was just going to bump this but along comes Junior…still, close, very close. :nerd_face: :thinking: :face_with_monocle:

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I thought you had it Junior!

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Larry has me digging deeper now! :smile:

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The Chinese are listening.

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They have located you and they are on their way, HIDE. :smiley:

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  1. Structural 1 = Panel grade, 32/16 = span rating, 15/32 = sheathing thickness, Exposure 1 = the exposure durability classification, C-D = the grade of the face and core veneers.

  2. The rule does not apply if the glass is decorative or if the glass opening is smaller than 3 inches.

  3. 1 tread width past the bottom step

  4. 70 square feet

  5. 1/4"

  6. Cambered Truss, Studio Truss, Double Howe Truss, Flat or Parallel Chord Truss, Jack Truss, Scissor Truss

Thanks, Les…not yet.

I do apologize and extremely sorry about the post which i didn’t know that any non members are not qualified for this contest. Now I know about it and will be making sure that this types of issues won’t happen again in here. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you so much for alerting me about it. Once again Thank you for the consideration.

MD Abul Hossain, I deleted your post because you are not a member. Please read the 1st post and refrain from posting in this thread.

Larry

Thank you for the kind response.

You may want to consider becoming a member: https://www.nachi.org/become-home-inspector.htm

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  1. 1=Panel grade. 32/16=span rating. 15/32 =sheathing thickness. Exposure 1 = the exposure durability classification. C-D = the grade of the face and core veneers.
  2. Decorative Glass or if the glass opening is smaller than 3 inches.
  3. 1 tread width past the bottom step
  4. 120 square feet
  5. 3/8" to 5/8"
  6. Cambered Truss, Studio Truss, Double Howe Truss. Flat Truss. Jack Truss. Scissors Truss.
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120 sf for at least one habitable room and other habitable rooms could be 70 sf minimum. Question asked for minimum area of habitable room, so I went with the lesser number. :smile:

Good luck, Joe! :wink:

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Thank you for participating, Joe…but not yet.