QuestionsOfTheWeek 9-10-18

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

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**1) The minimum size of a cleanout serving a 3 inch pipe shall be _______ inches

2) Component parts of a hot-water distribution system
a) radiators
b) pipelines, convectors, reducing valves
c) circulating pumps & flow-control valves
d) a-b-c
e) b-c
  1. roof trusses that span wall to wall are typically required to support
    which of the following loads (may be more than one answer, or maybe not!)
    a) ceilings
    b) walls
    c) roof
    d) web system
4) When a much larger than required size wire is used on circuit a breaker, it is not a hazard. 
If some of the strands are cut to fit the connection it is a hazard.
This is known as  _______
  1. A king post truss has only has one central cord, but a fink truss has 4 cords (2 on either side)
    true or false
extra credit
From what song?
I'll stay a week & get the crabs & Take a bus back home**
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(Marcel R. Cyr, CMI) #2

Nice questions Marc. :slight_smile:

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(Marcel Gratton, CMI) #3

1- 3 in
2- C
3- a)c)
4- Shave & trim
5-F
Frank Zappa

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(Ryan M. Fessler, HI10797) #4
  1. 3

  2. d

  3. A and D

  4. hair cutting wire

  5. true

song: the guy who sang that lola song? idk lol

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(Emmanuel J. Scanlan, TREC# 7593) #5
  1. The minimum size of a cleanout serving a 3 inch pipe shall be _______ inches

It depends on the purpose of the pipe. Typically it would be 3" however if it is a stack it can be 1 size smaller (IRC P3005.2.5)

2) Component parts of a hot-water distribution system
a) radiators
b) pipelines, convectors, reducing valves
c) circulating pumps & flow-control valves
d) a-b-c
e) b-c


Answer "d" - A good tutorial for this can be found at [Fundamentals of Heating Systems](http://free-ed.net/free-ed/courses/05%20building%20and%20contruction/050207%20hvac%20heat/heatsys00.asp?iNum=06)



  1. roof trusses that span wall to wall are typically required to support
    which of the following loads (may be more than one answer, or maybe not!)
    a) ceilings
    b) walls
    c) roof
    d) web system

Answer - It depends on the purpose of the attic space. In an unfinished attic space not intended for storage or other living space the answer is “a” & “c” & “d” even though the WEB system weight is small it must still be factored into the truss design. In an attic space used for storage and/or living conditions it may also include interior walls in the attic area. This is a good primer for roof truss design, short and sweet https://www.hunker.com/13401778/how-much-weight-can-you-hang-from-a-roof-truss

4) When a much larger than required size wire is used on circuit a breaker, it is not a hazard. 
If some of the strands are cut to fit the connection it is a hazard.
This is known as  _______


Answer - Hair Cutting The Wire - had to look that one up myself since it is a Sparky term I have not heard and would confuse clients.  I just call it "Improper trimming of wire".



  1. A king post truss has only has one central cord, but a fink truss has 4 cords (2 on either side)
    true or false

Answer - True - This is a good description of truss construction with lots of great images http://www.cascade-mfg-co.com/media/a-builders-guide-to-trusses.pdf

extra credit
From what song?
I'll stay a week & get the crabs & Take a bus back home


Answer - Frank Zappa from "Who Needs The Peace Corps" .  I had just about every album and song he produced.  That was in my Stoner Days!  LOL  
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(John Paul de Oliveira, GB-2 #86934 / AB #44580) #6

Marc, Those are REALLY good questions,
guess i do not know as much as i think i do lol

  1. 2.5"

  2. e (b contains pipelines ya need pipes! c n circulating pumps, need those too)

  3. a,b (lateral load), c (of course)
    Not d because web are part of the truss

  4. trim/trimming

  5. false
    xtra: Who Needs the Peace Corp?

had to google that, but…

concert in Syracuse
fav is Peaches En Regalia:)

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(Paul Lesieur, CMI) #7

A thinking mans questions, nice!

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(Dave Fetty, CMI) #8

3"
ABC
Abcd
Hair cutting
T
Frank Zappa

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(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #9

3
D
B C
Hair Cutting
True

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(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #10

HOLY CRAP!
When my website first came out is was 1997. There wasn’t many around & it was OK to have music on it. I had Peaches . GREAT instrumental but my fav album was Uncle Meat & Ruben & the Jets.
Oh… and thanks to B Adair for the message & video kink :smiley:

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(William B. Ogletree, TREC License #22530) #11
  1. The minimum size of a cleanout serving a 3 inch pipe shall be 3 inches
2) Component parts of a *hot-water* distribution system
a) radiators
b) pipelines, convectors, reducing valves
c) circulating pumps & flow-control valves
d) a-b-c
e) b-c
My answer would be C because the question does not state that it is a hot-water heating system, simply distribution. Radiators and convectors are components of heating systems.
  1. roof trusses that span wall to wall are typically required to support
    which of the following loads (may be more than one answer, or maybe not!)
    a) ceilings
    b) walls
    c) roof
    d) web system
4) When a much larger than required size wire is used on circuit a breaker, it is not a hazard. 
If some of the strands are cut to fit the connection it is a hazard.
This is known as trimming?
  1. A king post truss has only has one central cord, but a fink truss has 4 cords (2 on either side)
    true or false. (Had to look it up, though)
extra credit
From what song?
I'll stay a week & get the crabs & Take a bus back home
"Who Needs the Peace Corps?" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers (Had to look that up, too)
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(John Olson) #12

3"
D
A and C
Trimming
True

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(John Paul de Oliveira, GB-2 #86934 / AB #44580) #13

“question does not state that it is a hot-water heating system, simply distribution. Radiators and convectors are components of heating systems.”

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(Robert Young) #14

1:
2: A,C
3: C
4: Resistance.
5: True

Stumped n 1. Sorry

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(Robert Young) #15

I concur. Great hypothesis.

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #16

Agree…:smiley:

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

THANKS for being here Rob.
Incidentally, 5 members have answered #2 correctly :smiley:

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(Dave Fetty, CMI) #18

Well expanding from question of the week to questions of questions of the week sure has been interesting. I would like to thank all the members involved in the process for your time.

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(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #19

Since it’s been quiet for a while, I’m opening it up to everyone that has responded - again!
I sincerely appreciate all and the new faces that showed up & hope you come back next week & tell others. :slight_smile:

OK ~ GO!

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(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #20

3
D
A B C
Trimming
True

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