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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/4/18, 2:06 PM
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Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Student Discussions 3/18/18, 1:09 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ron La Duca
I read part 29 of the mastering roof series about...

I read part 29 of the mastering roof series about compression cracking. This condition is usually due to heavier roof covering materials being applied on an existing structure built for lighter...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/18/18, 1:01 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ron La Duca
This is a picture of asphalt rolled roofing on a...

This is a picture of asphalt rolled roofing on a home that I inspected last year. It was installed on a low slope roof covering a rear deck. This covering exhibited severe "Craze Cracking" and had...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/5/17, 2:22 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 33,078
Posted By Ron La Duca
I read the article "The small house movement". It...

I read the article "The small house movement". It was a good article and is an idea that I have dreamt about in order to reduce expenses and energy. Although it seems adventurous, I don't think I...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/5/17, 2:11 PM
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Views: 33,078
Posted By Ron La Duca
This is a picture of a dormer with EIFS cladding....

This is a picture of a dormer with EIFS cladding. The EIFS is in contact with the roof surface and will allow moisture to wick into the siding and may also inhibit proper drainage of the cladding, as...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/4/17, 5:42 PM
Replies: 2,554
Views: 45,528
Posted By Ron La Duca
I read the article Crawlspace hazards and...

I read the article Crawlspace hazards and inspection. It was accurate. I crawl alot of crawlspaces and they are the worst part of the inspection. The most common crawlspace issue I encounter is...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/4/17, 5:33 PM
Replies: 2,554
Views: 45,528
Posted By Ron La Duca
This image is one in which I took from inside of...

This image is one in which I took from inside of the garage after I had seen the moisture stains on the ceiling. The kickout flashing between the gutter and the siding on the backside of this area...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/4/17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,926
Views: 21,461
Posted By Ron La Duca
I read about the article about aluminum siding...

I read about the article about aluminum siding inspection. It was very interesting. I learned about the need to ground it from lightning and that it was used in the 20's for the Empire State...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/4/17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,926
Views: 21,461
Posted By Ron La Duca
This is a picture of a rainwater leak from the...

This is a picture of a rainwater leak from the inside of the garage at the wall to ceiling junction. I noticed a lack of kickout flashing at the exterior behind this point which led me to take a look...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/17, 7:30 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 30,283
Posted By Ron La Duca
I read the Electrical panel from hell. It was a...

I read the Electrical panel from hell. It was a good easy look at pic/read. I learned that some people think it is best practice locate a sub panel feed at the top of the bus to better dissipate the...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/17, 7:14 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 30,283
Posted By Ron La Duca
This picture is of an inside corner of a gutter...

This picture is of an inside corner of a gutter and expanding foam that the homeowner blew in, Likely an attempt at stopping a leak into the living room below. The gutters were full of debris at the...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/17, 5:20 PM
Replies: 4,551
Views: 35,018
Posted By Ron La Duca
I read about Bed bugs "The House Herpes" . I...

I read about Bed bugs "The House Herpes" . I learned that they are re-emerging from the 50's and due to higher travel the EPA has deemed it to be a pandemic. I learned their physical...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/17, 5:04 PM
Replies: 4,551
Views: 35,018
Posted By Ron La Duca
The joist hangers at this deck are missing the...

The joist hangers at this deck are missing the required amount of nails to be properly supporting the deck and framing. The fasteners are designed in which every hole must be filled in order to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/4/17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/12/17, 4:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 981
Posted By Ron La Duca
Re: Quiz For "Inspectors"

Tank 2 will fill first
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/24/16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/13/16, 9:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,362
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Inspection Question of the Week 12/13/16, 8:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/9/16, 2:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,362
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 11/29/16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 11/29/16, 8:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/28/16, 8:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Ron La Duca
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 11/22/16, 4:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Ron La Duca
Re: Lucky me

Cool, I would have guessed that the ground was warmer,
(I don't do IR) but does it have something to do with the delta T?
The ground is warmer than the AC at the registers?
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 11/22/16, 3:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Ron La Duca
Re: Lucky me

A crack in the slab?
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 11/7/16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ron La Duca
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