Tools/Equipment for a new inspector

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Tools/Equipment for a new inspector

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David Keough

DEA Home Inspection Team, Inc.
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Posted: Mar 15, 2004 12:06 AM       Post Subject:
I also have a metal probe to poke at the facia in areas that appear to be rotted. It helps to have it a little long so you don't have to keep moving the ladder around as you walk the property. Its also good to keep the dogs at bay with a little poke.
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Robert OConnor

Eagle Engineering & Inspections
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Posted: Mar 15, 2004 12:36 AM       Post Subject:
dkeough wrote:
I also have a metal probe to poke at the facia in areas that appear to be rotted.

If ya buy a good multi-tool it will have the probe, and you can keep it on your belt so that and other things like pliers, drivers, etc. are right there when ya need them (especially if ya need to do a field amputation) ... icon_wink.gif

P.S. Gerry ... my M&M "A" team doesn't need a $250 SureTest since they have a $20 SureWire which does everything you really need except check for a bootleg ground, and they have indeed been adequately trained to realize that a 3-prong outlet on a 2-wire system is a mind flag to check ... icon_wink.gif

It does take a big man to admit the limitations of his abilities to perform an inspection without specialized testing equipment, and I bow with hat in hand to ya there ... (Double Duck ... icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif )

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