Have You Read These Labels?

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Home Inspector with JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC HOI 394

Do you go into a store and read the labels on a product? I read some product labels, but certainly not on everything I buy. Who has time for that!

Too many windowsNow when were talking about home inspections I'm a label hound. I look for a label on anything that is going to give me information on something in the house.

Some of these labels may not be apparent to the untrained eye. Yes indeed it takes a highly skilled professional such as myself to seek out these elusive bits of information.

One place to search for labels is in the bathroom. No I don't mean on the bottle of Sani-Flush. Everyone knows you aren't supposed to drink that stuff. Well maybe everyone except a certain squirrel.

Any how I look for labels on the windows. What's that you say; labels on the windows would be unsightly and block your view. Well I'm talking about very tiny labels in the corners of the glass panes.

little labelWhen there is a tub or shower with windows, (who's idea was it to put windows in the shower or tub?) the window glass must be tempered. Tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass. The way you can tell its safety glass is by the tiny label etched in the corner. If the window has a stick on label, that is NO good. The label must be etched.

So now when you slip and fall in the tub, break through and fall out the window the glass will shatter in to tiny little pieces. Un-tempered glass breaks in to large knife like shards that will come plummeting down at you like a knife throwers daggers. This of course will create a big mess in the yard.

The next time you are sharing a tub with a friend look at those windows. Do you see a tiny label in the corner? If not you best be extra careful getting in and out of that tub.

 

James Quarello
SNEC-ASHI President
NRSB #8SS0022
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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Former SNEC-ASHI President
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Charles Buell
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James when I am sharing a tub with a friend----those labels are NOT what I am looking at:)

Nov 20, 2009 09:26 AM #1
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Steven L. Smith
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Mr James,

Please take my advice and never share a tub with Mr Charles. He talked me into it once and it was not pleasant for me at all. I judge Mr Charles rude.

Nutsy

Nov 20, 2009 10:15 AM #2
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Kate Kate
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James, do you put that warning in your report? No wonder you have repeat business. :)

Nov 20, 2009 10:46 AM #3
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Matt Listro
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Hi James: Don't believe everything you read . . . well maybe just the labels.

:)

Nov 20, 2009 01:06 PM #4
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Charles Buell
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There is just no friggin way I would be in the tub with nutsy----the word "friend" was used----yeeeessssshhhhh!  (why is my graphic for this comment:  yiessas?:)

Nov 20, 2009 03:51 PM #5
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Steven L. Smith
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Mr James,

I know that we have differences of opinion, but take my advice on this one. Do not get in the tub with Mr Charles -- guaranteed not the thing to do.

Nutsy

Nov 20, 2009 05:28 PM #6
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Charlie, You must be looking at the...um lighting.

Nutsy, Was that the time Mr. Charles tried to drown you for making a mess of his business when he was a way.

Kate, About sharing a tub with a squirrel, now that's just silly :)

Matt, I'm skeptical of some labels too.

Charlie Unless you were holding him under the water for his uh... scuba lesson.

Nutsy, I share my tub with my one and only.

Nov 20, 2009 10:35 PM #7
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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Nutsy, I share my tub with my one and only.

But do you ever let your wife join you?

 

Nutsy

Nov 21, 2009 01:57 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I never knew this!  I plan to do a lot of window inspecting from now on and will do absolutely NO bathtub frolicing if there is a window present.  That next to the last paragraph gave me the shivers just thinking of those glass slivers!

Nov 24, 2009 01:04 PM #9
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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James,

Did you know that Charlie bought this gadget, for a couple hundred bucks, that can roll over the window and tell you if it is safety glass or not. He swears by it.

Nov 26, 2009 11:42 AM #10
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Nutsy, Whenever possible ;)

Barbara, My kids frolic in the tub, but there is no window. It's scary none the less. Good toknow you learn a little something when looking at house with your clients.

Steven, I did know. He has to fill that big tool belt with something.

Nov 27, 2009 10:13 PM #11
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