Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > Inspection Education Topics > Inspection Education & Training

Notices

Inspection Education & Training This is a general forum for inspectors to discuss their educational experience, and to ask questions of InterNACHI's Education Committee. This forum is dedicated to the memory of InterNACHI member and educator Gerry Beaumont. Gerry was an avid proponent of education for inspectors and will be sorely missed.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11/15/12, 12:44 PM
Ben J. Gromicko's Avatar
Ben J. Gromicko Ben J. Gromicko is online now
InterNACHI Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 5,019
Default InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video course

The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors about infrared thermography and its applications for inspecting residential properties.

https://www.nachi.org/infrared-thermo...deo-course.htm



BEN GROMICKO
Director of Education
Live home inspection classes (free & online)



Reply With Quote
Need a home inspection in Massachusetts? Check out InterNACHI's listing of Massachusetts certified home inspectors. Or, find a home inspector anywhere in the world with our inspection search engine.
  #2  
Old 11/15/12, 8:24 PM
James T. McGrail's Avatar
James T. McGrail James T. McGrail is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 652
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

On my check list....just have not had time yet.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5/12/16, 12:02 PM
jgiddens jgiddens is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 9
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

Infrared Thermography Inspection Training

This thermal was taken in a house when the exterior temperature was roughly -5 deg C and the interior temperature was close to 20 deg C. The home owner had complained that every since the installation of their new garden door, that room in the house always seemed cold. The image I took shows significant air infiltration coming from around the interior trim. This suggests that the installer did not properly air seal the rough opening space around the door frame.
Attached Thumbnails
international-association-certified-home-inspectorss-free-online-infrared-thermography-inspection-training-video-course-ir_0896.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5/12/16, 12:55 PM
jgiddens jgiddens is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 9
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

Infrared Thermography Inspection Training

Article: Thermal Inspection Reports

This article very clearly outlined the details of a high quality IR report. I think what might be the most important component of the article is one that could often be overlooked. And that is the DON’Ts when preparing IR reports. The three bullet points listed are the most common that I’ve seen and I believe training courses should cover them (at least the first 2) in more detail. This might help offset the urge that some newly trained thermographers have to ‘show off’ their new skills and equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5/14/16, 4:40 PM
Matt A. Boender Matt A. Boender is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

This picture is of an exterior door. Door was recently replaced and now the sub-floor was soft and spongy. The owner was a close friend, and asked if I would come and take a look it. The door had no signs of caulking around the door and siding. Area of irregular shape was noticed in the Thermal Camera at the threshold. Area was tested with a moisture meter and the area was verified to have moisture present at the time of inspection. Water was appearantly leaking under the threshold of the door. Rain was present 24 hours prior to the test.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5/18/16, 7:57 PM
Matthew Sprague Matthew Sprague is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 34
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

Inspection and Writing Assignment

The 2 images are of a gas insert fireplace. As seen in the darker color of the infrared image, cold air is entering the interior of the home around the fire place, as well as the outlet to the left of the fireplace. Energy loss.
Attached Thumbnails
international-association-certified-home-inspectorss-free-online-infrared-thermography-inspection-training-video-course-flir0019.bmp   international-association-certified-home-inspectorss-free-online-infrared-thermography-inspection-training-video-course-fire-place.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5/18/16, 8:00 PM
Matthew Sprague Matthew Sprague is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 34
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgiddens View Post
Infrared Thermography Inspection Training

This thermal was taken in a house when the exterior temperature was roughly -5 deg C and the interior temperature was close to 20 deg C. The home owner had complained that every since the installation of their new garden door, that room in the house always seemed cold. The image I took shows significant air infiltration coming from around the interior trim. This suggests that the installer did not properly air seal the rough opening space around the door frame.
Nice photo, Jason! What camera are you using?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5/18/16, 8:30 PM
Matthew Sprague Matthew Sprague is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 34
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

Reading and Writing Assignment

IR Cameras: An Overview for Inspectors
Infrared cameras are becoming an essential part of today's growing industry. They are effective and quick in scanning large areas for potential defects. Although knowing how to use an IR camera is important, knowing what you are actually looking at and how you report on said items is really what matters.


IR Cameras: Inspecting for Air Leaks
IR cameras are a great tool for energy audits. They can show lack of insulation and air leakage under optimum conditions. It is important to have proper temperature difference between interior and exterior so that anomalies can be seen more easily. By putting the building envelope under negative pressure and drawing in more outside air than usual, potential air gaps should be more noticeable.

Matthew Sprague
www.HomeSalute.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 6/30/16, 11:56 AM
Wade Christianson Wade Christianson is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 35
Default Re: InterNACHI's free, online "Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video cours

I took an IR picture of some previous water damage that my ceiling received this winter after a large snow storm. I live the the Denver metro area and we have been getting lots of rain this spring but this spot does not seem to be affected by the rain. As you can see in the picture there does not seem to be any moisture in this area, I did put my moister meter on it to confirm and it was dry. We do not have any mechanical systems in our attic. For the time being I am just going to have to caulk it up as fluke wind that blew the snow up into the attic.

international-association-certified-home-inspectorss-free-online-infrared-thermography-inspection-training-video-course-flir0010.jpg

international-association-certified-home-inspectorss-free-online-infrared-thermography-inspection-training-video-course-flir0011.jpg

Last edited by wchristianson; 6/30/16 at 12:01 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Infrared Thermography Inspection Training" video course bgromicko Student Discussions 418 7/28/16 7:38 PM
Certified Master Inspector coming to Ontario in a big way. gromicko Canadian Inspectors 118 6/13/11 10:57 AM
Kansas Board Approves NAHI and ASHI Tests - Denies NACHI Test jbushart Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 29 2/22/09 5:15 PM
Would you hire little Billy? He just got his license yesterday. gromicko Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 10 2/8/09 7:56 AM
Congratulations to PHPIO... Ontario's new home inspection association. gromicko Canadian Inspectors 60 10/22/08 8:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 5:41 PM.
no new posts