I recently enjoyed some fun in the sun over the holidays in central Florida. I really tried to leave my inspector hat at home and enjoy time with my family, however, the lines for some of the rides forced me to slow down and observe my surroundings.
Trying not to be too critical of things and knowing that the chances of some type of mechanical mishap while I was there were between slim & none, I could not help but notice a few things.
This picture shows a square shaped concrete footing or "footer" as some refer to it. This footing was located beneath stairs to a wooden roller coaster ride.
There is a 4"x4" post placed right on the edge of the footing. Instead, the post should have been installed with the post bracket placed dead-center of the footing. Otherwise, the footing could tilt or worse, fail due to the load placed on top of it.
The "Inspection Photo" below is from an attraction featuring boats that navigate through a water canal and between docks. The weatherproof covers for the GFCI protected outlets have been knocked off or are missing. They should be there to protect from accidental splashing of water into the outlets.
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