Questions Of The Week! May 19

(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #1

**** Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!

Please read the Introduction and requirements, changes may have been made.

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

The competing member and “Sir Roy” 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.

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First correct answers (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Questions) wins.
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A very special THANK YOU to Tim Williams who helped with the questions!
He can also answer. :cowboy_hat_face:
GOOD LUCK! ~ GO!

  1. Which of the following statements are true about insulators?
    a) Insulators have a positive temperature coefficient
    b) Insulators have zero temperature coefficient
    c) Insulators have a negative temperature coefficient
    d) Insulators have infinite temperature coefficient

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2) If your roof covering has material for thermal emittance & solar reflectance, it is designated a _______

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3) _______ construction techniques continue to provide a cost effective solution for both private and social housing (through the availability of established local supply chains, short lead times, flexible programs and experienced trades)

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4) CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) can be run through concrete slabs or foundations
True or False

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5) Any Defects here? :astonished:

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EXTRA CREDIT!
WHO performed this on WHAT song??
I tried to tell myself that you’d be true
But I expected way too much of you

(William Forrest, CMI) #2

B
Cool roof
Supply chain management
TRue
Yes

(Emmanuel J. Scanlan, TREC# 7593) #3

Good questions Marc! Those are the thinking type. :grin:

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(Nathan Clapper) #4
  1. In electrical resistance, some resistors have a negative coefficient, while others are zero. Depends on the material.

  2. Cool Roof

  3. Supply chain (Just-in-time)

  4. Only if the CSST is sleeved.

  5. Yes. Broken strap on the pipe run in the foreground with the shadow on the pipe. Piers in background look questionable as well.

(Marcel Gratton, CMI) #5

1 - B
2 - Cool roof
3 - Supply chain
4 - True
5 - Yes, strapping for cross-bridging

(John Paul de Oliveira, GB-2 #86934 / AB #44580) #6

1 - c) Insulators have a negative temperature coefficient

2 - Cool roof

3 - Modular/pre-fabricated

4 - True as long as it is sleeved. False with no extra protection. Trick question lol.

5 - Wood should be removed (promotes WDO), possible improperly run NM wiring, and non standard construction technique of support pier. Mud pie concrete blobs on top of blocks - yaaay!

Extra - Mavericks
All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down

(Steve Nadeau) #7
  1. C
  2. Cool roof
  3. Concrete and masonry
  4. True if sleeved
  5. From the photo it is impossible to tell the size of the (beam?, ledger? rim?) board all the joists are attached to, so remarks on the support are moot without more information. But it appears that the pvc drain needs more support (minimum of every 8’), the electrical wire is knotted instead of stapled every 4’ 6", the debris should be cleared, and that freakin’ baby doll head or whatever it is should be given a proper burial because it’s just creepy looking.
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(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #8

1=C
2=Cool roof
3=Concrete and masonry
4=True if sleeved
5= I had to enlarge the image to verify what I thought I was seeing and I’m still not sure 100 %.
But here goes…
To the right of the chair or table on the foundation wall I believe I see a termite mud tub. The pvc pipe needs to be properly supported. I believe I see the foundation wall has been breached. The loose wiring needs to be properly attached. All for the debris need removal, especially the organic . That pier with the humps of concrete can’t be correct.

(John Paul de Oliveira, GB-2 #86934 / AB #44580) #9

I considered the pipe hanger spacing, but from the blurry picture there looks like a possible additional hanger right before the first joint, similar color, but it bulges out to the side a bit. It looks to be something other than pipe strap. From this desk anyways lol.

Not so sure that is a termite tube, too fuzzy, but awesome catch if it is!

(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #10

I’m thinkin’ it is… Seen many of them.

(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #11

Congratulations Roy Lewis for winning this weeks QOTW.
Good job! Follow the directions to obtain your books.

That is a subterranean termite mud tube on the block. Good eye!
I don’t know what someone was thinking when they started chopping blocks out & making some kinda patty-cake cement art. :astonished:
The pic is very clear from here.

(Dave Fetty, CMI) #12

Congratulations Mr. Lewis! Nice job! Good questions Marc and Tim, thanks for your time!

(William Forrest, CMI) #13

Congratulations Roy

(Robert Young) #14

Roy, you’re the best.

Great questions.

(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #15

Thanks everyone.

(Marcel R. Cyr, CMI) #16

Good job Roy.

(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #17

I tried to tell myself that you’d be true
But I expected way too much of you

The Mavericks
All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down 1995

(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #18

No fair! You’re from that part of the country.
Great one John Paul! :cowboy_hat_face:

(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #19

That is Sir. Roy Lewis

(Steve Nadeau) #20

Amazing catch Roy. I still think the baby head should be pointed out in the report -

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