Tools to get started

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Tools to get started

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Gary Porter

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Posted: Jan 8, 2005 8:58 PM       Post Subject:
I am starting my Home Inspection business. I need to know what tools are needed. I have some. What is needed.

I have
camera
Awl
Mositure meter
Level
Tape measure
Electrican's screwdriver
Binocular
Flashlight
Mirror

Thanks

Gary
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gquackenbush
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Posted: Jan 8, 2005 9:49 PM       Post Subject:

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Lawyer! : icon_biggrin.gif
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jmichalski
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Posted: Jan 14, 2005 10:20 PM       Post Subject:

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How about:
ladder(s)
outlet tester or circuit tester
batteries & backup batteries
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ekartal
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Posted: Jan 14, 2005 10:48 PM       Post Subject:

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voltage sniffer
knee pads
hand held spotlight for attics and crawls
coveralls
first aid kit
extra pair of clean shoes
drinking water
hand towels
respirator or dusk mask
hard hat for crawls
rubber work shoes
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tallen
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Posted: Jan 14, 2005 10:56 PM       Post Subject:

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PPE should also be on your list. Goggles, gloves. Don't want to be electrocuted!

Something to detect temperatures . Laser thermometer, and a digi.

Tick tester. Detects electrical current without a multi meter or using the back of your hand icon_eek.gif

Water pressure gauge.

Sure test or at the very least a 3 bulb tester. actually you need two one without the ground prong.

Gas sniffer (optional)

Flashlight.
Should be flashlights. Small one for under sinks etc. and a big old enormous one for crawls and attic spaces.

Filter mask for crawls and attics.

Overalls see above

Extra shoes or booties. Might be wet outside.

I carry a small rechargeable vac for the inevitable insulation laying on the floor after entering the attic space.

Leatherman type tool always comes in handy.

In my case, anti poisonous critter spray.


And most importantly homeowner/Realtor entertainment ie. Info to read, food to eat ect.

The list goes on and on.

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tallen
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Posted: Jan 14, 2005 10:59 PM       Post Subject:

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Ok Erol, you beat me to some of them and added a few I forgot. Like I said the list goes on and on. icon_lol.gif


Best of luck Mr. Porter icon_biggrin.gif

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ekartal
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Posted: Jan 14, 2005 11:07 PM       Post Subject:

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Gary,
Most newcomers I know don't test for mold. Unless of course you already have experience in that area. Just a thought.

Erol Kartal
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David Valley

Certified Massachusetts Home Inspections
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Posted: Jan 22, 2005 5:34 PM       Post Subject:
Erol,

What's MOLD?

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"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

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Doug Edwards

Acorn Home Inspections
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Posted: Jan 22, 2005 8:03 PM       Post Subject:
The list is extensive and will evolve over time. Now the real piece of equipment no one mentioned....a truck or van to carry all the stuff in.
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Gary Porter

GLPs Home and Mold Inspections LLC
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Posted: Jan 23, 2005 8:55 AM       Post Subject:
icon_razz.gif Thanks
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