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Old 9/3/18, 4:34 PM
Thomas Dutrieux Thomas Dutrieux is offline
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Pictured is the main egress door for this home. The door is side hinged, inward swinging, and measures 3 feet wide by 6 foot 8 inches tall. The landing outside is 5 inches below the door threshold and is 50 inches wide and extends 38 inches from the door. The door is equipped with an interior keyed deadbolt, which should be documented as a defect.

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Old 9/3/18, 4:52 PM
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I read the article Stairway Inspection. More people die from falls asscocited with stairways than die in swimming pool and bathtub drownings. The elderly are at an even greater risk, with over 260,000 injured every year in stairway falls. Stair irregularities are a significant contributing factor and should be identified in the home inspection report.

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Old 9/3/18, 6:05 PM
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This image is of a staircase going from the first to second floor. There are two railings shown in the picture. The railing that only goes part way is not sufficient because it doesn't travel the entire length. The secondary railing provides a continuous railing to grasp the entire length of the stairs.

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Old 9/3/18, 9:00 PM
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the decorative front balcony guardrails do not comply to any of the building standards advise a competent repair person familiar with guardrail compliance furnish an acceptable design alteration or entire components replacement and cost estimates before the end of your inspection option period

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Old 9/3/18, 9:13 PM
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based on the linked image from the nachi gallery InterNACHI Inspection Graphics Library: Exterior >> Decks and Balconies >> child-safety-stairs.jpg the stringer appears to be improperly cut because the landing tread comes to a point and is not fully supported and the tread/riser throat depth is irregular dimensions at all treads and appears inadequate depth of the remaining stringer at the first and possibly second tread
the art department should correct this image as new inspectors may not know this is actually a defective image as are many of the nachi graphics




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Old 9/3/18, 11:51 PM
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The image attached shows an egress door with the proper minimum dimensions of the door. A side-hinge door needs to be at least 3 feet wide and 6 feet 8 inches tall. If it is not, it should be noted on the report.

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Old 9/4/18, 12:07 AM
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I read the article on lighting quality in an attempts to connect it to illumination within the home. If there are stairs in a home, you need to check for adequate lighting. All stairs in a home should have a means to illuminate the stairs.

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Old 9/4/18, 12:38 PM
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On inspecting the houses front door everything was ok, height and width and hinges where measured and located and all meet normal safety requirements. Also the door opened the right way with no key locks on the inside for easy exiting.

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Old 9/4/18, 12:43 PM
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Ants are a house pest that has to be taken care of as soon as spotted. There are many ways to prevent and keep ants out of your home, by keeping your trees and plants trimmed back from the house it will help by not letting them bridge a way into your home.

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Old 9/4/18, 1:15 PM
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This is a picture of a dead bolt lock with a thumb latch on an exterior door. This is acceptable for emergency egress. Keyed or combonation locks are a safety issue. Hard to locate keys during smoke filled room. With combination locks, everyone inside house may not know the code.

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Old 9/4/18, 1:20 PM
William H. Bond, TN 381 William H. Bond, TN 381 is offline
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This is a picture of an exterior door with a thumb latch dead bolt lock. This type of latch is prefered instead of a keyed or combination lock. When smoke has filled the room, it is hard to locate keys and operate keyed locks. Combination lock codes may not be known by everyone in the home.

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Old 9/5/18, 11:52 AM
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This is a image of a Vinyl Sidings on the west side of home. Sidings are made to apply on a homes to protect from Water intrusion. In my inspection I noticed Damage on sidings which can lead to moisture Intrusion and Pest to enter home. Recommended further evaluation by a licensed specialists.

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Old 9/5/18, 6:31 PM
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This property has screws in all the bedroom windows which was done while property was vacant.The prospective buyer was not allowed to remove screws to allow inspector to properly check for operation.So windows were noted as not operating at time of inspection.

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Old 9/5/18, 6:36 PM
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The proper operation of egress windows in bedrooms should apply on a vacant property as well as a habitated one.By not being able to operate the windows the inspection report noted all of the windows with screws did not work.

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Old 9/5/18, 7:08 PM
Danny E. Hicks, Jr. Danny E. Hicks, Jr. is offline
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This is currently the main egress door at my brother's house. Yes, it is actually one of the back doors, but the front door leads to an unfinished deck. Anyways, in this photo the door locks pass muster as no special tools, keys, or knowledge are required to unlock and open the door from the inside. On the other side of the door is an 8'x 30' deck which also passes specs as the deck is only about a 2" drop from the threshold. This is well within the 7 and 3/4 inch requirement.

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