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Old 6/13/18, 11:50 AM
Gary Sorci Gary Sorci is offline
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At the time of Inspecting the Electrical panel it appears that all circuits hooked up are labeled with a few spare spots available. Kitchen, and bathrooms do have the appropriate GFCI breakers. The outside perimeter receptacles cannot be identified by the labeling on the panel which also need to be GFCI breakers, and recommend that a licensed electrician be called to ensure that these wet areas have been installed.

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Old 6/13/18, 11:52 AM
DOUGLAS FRANKLIN DOUGLAS FRANKLIN is offline
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Egress requirements are designed to ensure home occupants can safely exit their homes. During an emergency, your bedroom windows might be the only way to safely leave your home. It can be easy to forget about egress when planning your home renovations.

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Old 6/13/18, 12:08 PM
DOUGLAS FRANKLIN DOUGLAS FRANKLIN is offline
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A few of the defects you may find in stairways. A handrail that is loose, incomplete, missing, splintery, not of a contrasting color with its background, or has insufficient finger clearance. Treads that are cracked, uneven, worn, loose or poorly supported. Risers that are of uneven height. Exterior steps are not sloped to prevent water settlement and icing.

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Old 6/13/18, 9:33 PM
Reynaldo Lemus Reynaldo Lemus is offline
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Inspection & Writing Assignment:

in the inspecting the means of egress course i learned to identify defects and safety hazards in relation to modern standards and the requirements. also hot to write narratives for an inspection report related to the means of egress as well

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Old 6/13/18, 9:37 PM
Reynaldo Lemus Reynaldo Lemus is offline
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learned all about
all the following below
egress doors
hallways
ramps
stairways
the stairway width
the risers and treads
the nosing or leading edge
the guards
the spheres
the handgrip

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Old 6/13/18, 10:35 PM
Kelvin Pellot Kelvin Pellot is offline
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The stairs attached have a safety concern. The stairs dont have any hand rails and are not practical standard. Also the stairs change direction with no platform and the handrails need to be continous. Even though it cannot be seen in the picture, there is no light illuminating the top part of the stairs

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Old 6/13/18, 10:40 PM
Kelvin Pellot Kelvin Pellot is offline
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The article I choose was childproofing your home. This is an important article for me due to the fact that I myself have a young child. Stairs , windows, doors, rails to mold build up are all things inspectors look at and thats why is so important to make sure that our clients homes are safe

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Old 6/14/18, 12:56 PM
Ryan Oleszkiewicz Ryan Oleszkiewicz is offline
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This stairwell has a single hand rale that does not end in a post or into the wall. The light switch does operate a set of lights, one at the top the other at the bottom. There is a landing at the top and bottom of the stairs. The bullnoses on the steps are too large and could pose a safety hazard.

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Old 6/14/18, 2:39 PM
Ryan Oleszkiewicz Ryan Oleszkiewicz is offline
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The article that I read was about window bars. They pose a problem for safe egress of homeowners but are viewed as a safety mechanism to prevent burglars from entering a home. When installed they should be easy to operate, not have any key or combo lock device on them and should, but not required, be check for function my a home inspector.

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Old 6/14/18, 6:15 PM
Corey Ross Corey Ross is offline
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The image shown is a egress outside of a home with a handrail, and 3 risers. After the second riser a landing measuring 38 inches was installed due to there being more than 2 risers. Though not required a handrail has been installed on the left side of the stairs. The rail has a newel post, a continuous rail, and the height of the railing is at least 34 inches.

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Old 6/14/18, 6:31 PM
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In the photo of a stair railing spacing. The photo shows two spheres being utilized. It shows a larger sphere in blue to represent 6" in diameter not being able to pass through the gap made up by the tread, rise, and guard. The purple sphere represents 4 3/8" in diameter not being able to pass through the guards on the railing.

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Old 6/15/18, 5:53 PM
Justin Woodruff Justin Woodruff is offline
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This set of stairs worries me. It should definitely have a handrail on each side due to the width and length of the stairs. It also appears to have a raised lip on the stair tread itself which is a large trip hazard!

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Old 6/15/18, 6:00 PM
Justin Woodruff Justin Woodruff is offline
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Stairwell inspection is an important part of any home inspection. Whether it be finding steps that are not a uniform height, loose or to widely spaced baluster, improper landing sizes, and loose or missing handle rails. These are all huge safety concerns that could seriously injure or kill someone due to a fall caused by the failure or improper construction of a number of components.

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Old 6/15/18, 9:00 PM
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Egress Doors: This front door of my home qualifies as an egress door. It is a side-hinged door that opens into the home. It requires no key or special knowledge to open it. It measure 36" across and 80" high. The landing on either side of the door is wider than the 36" width of the door itself and the threshold measures less than 1 1/2" higher than the interior or exterior landing.

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Old 6/15/18, 9:26 PM
Brad Latting Brad Latting is offline
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AFCI Testers (Indicators): These are an electronic tool that can help ensure AFCI's are properly monitoring the circuits they are intended to be protecting for dangerous arc faults. They function by simply inserting them in the receptacle and then the operator navigates the menu to produce the desired current. If it works properly, the receptacle will lose power. It also has the ability to create a "nuisance arc" to see if the AFCI properly recognizes it and does not trip. There is some skepticism as to whether these AFCI Indicators are fully reliable. In order to fully test an AFCI, if it trips at the receptacle it should be reset at the panel and the AFCI breaker should be tested by pressing the test button on the breaker itself. AFCI indicators are considerably larger and more expensive than the typical GFCI testers carried by most inspectors. Some AFCI indicators offer both a GFCI functionality as well.

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