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Forum: Student Discussions 1/17/19, 3:35 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 57,195
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Research & Writing Assignment: The article...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The article about bump keys is quite interesting these keys are cut under the normal height and are inserted into the lock and then pumped to raise the tumblers to...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/17/19, 3:22 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 57,195
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This home...

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This home had an older condenser unit on the North side of the home. Damaged insulation was noted on the large suction line of the unit. Inspector was unable to...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/12/19, 6:15 PM
Replies: 18,669
Views: 286,635
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Research & Writing Assignment: This is...

Research & Writing Assignment:

This is about the importance of venting a bath room exhaust fan to the exterior of the home. If the bath fan is vented to the attic the warm moist air can provide...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/12/19, 5:59 PM
Replies: 18,669
Views: 286,635
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This home...

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This home had Sewer drain piping that appears to be unprofessionally installed as the pitch in areas is incorrect. This may lead to clogs due to solids settling...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/3/19, 4:43 AM
Replies: 8,780
Views: 34,141
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Research & Writing Assignment: Unlined...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Unlined chimney are prone to damage from condensation from todays modern appliances. Older appliances had much more draft air and where not as efficient, with the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/3/19, 4:36 AM
Replies: 8,780
Views: 34,141
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Pictured...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Pictured roof is approximately 15 years old. Many areas have aggregate loss present. This is typical of most roofs of this age. Recommend monitoring and having...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 689
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Research & Writing Assignment: Aluminum...

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Aluminum branch wiring used from the mid sixties to the mid seventies has a few inherent issues with it. The solid aluminum wiring was used due to a sharp spike in...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 689
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Forced air...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Forced air furnace was inspected by removing the covers from the unit and observing the operation while the unit was running. Unit responded and ran well however...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/20/18, 2:44 AM
Replies: 18,228
Views: 332,126
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Research & Writing Assignment: Child safety...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Child safety in the home is a serious matter. More children are injured from unprotected areas of the home then any other way. Stairs are able to be blocked off...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/20/18, 2:36 AM
Replies: 18,228
Views: 332,126
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In a typical crawlspace there can be many hazards ranging from spiders and snakes to stinging and biting insects to mammals like raccoons. It is very important to...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/18, 8:24 PM
Replies: 16,462
Views: 327,413
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Research & Writing Assignment: The article...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The article that I read was geared towards the homeowner about how to save money and energy by taking some simple steps. A programmable thermostat is a great way to...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/18, 8:15 PM
Replies: 16,462
Views: 327,413
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Cracked...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Cracked single pane window noted in the South wall of the utility room. This condition can be a safety hazard and should be corrected by repair or replacement....
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/3/18, 3:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Forum: Student Discussions 4/26/18, 1:46 PM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 111,737
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Adjustable steel columns are very common in homes...

Adjustable steel columns are very common in homes with basements. These should be inspected carefully as there may be defects present. Some of these include not being large enough, Being crooked, and...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/26/18, 1:38 PM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 111,737
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
This is a double tapped breaker present in an...

This is a double tapped breaker present in an electrical panel. This needs to be corrected as it is a safety hazard. When these wires are in use they will be heating up and cooling down at different...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/20/17, 2:11 PM
Replies: 17,243
Views: 280,962
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
I learned about the different types of floors...

I learned about the different types of floors joists. There are just a few that are common to my area. This was good due to the fact that I am aware of different types of joists now and feel more...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/20/17, 2:08 PM
Replies: 17,243
Views: 280,962
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Foundation crack with displacement noted.This is...

Foundation crack with displacement noted.This is a 100-year-old home and this was likely caused by a bad slope on the adjacent driveway.As an inspector, I would recommend that further evaluation of...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/18/17, 1:38 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 78,263
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Proper venting of crawl spaces is critical to the...

Proper venting of crawl spaces is critical to the health of the home. Without enough ventilation, it is the ideal breeding ground for mildew and mold. This area should be kept well ventilated unless...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/18/17, 1:33 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 78,263
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Crawlspace walls were showing signs of moisture...

Crawlspace walls were showing signs of moisture issues at the time of the inspection. This is likely tied to the exterior grade and lack of gutter extensions. Recommend adjusting exterior grade to...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/7/16, 2:29 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 21,186
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Re: Student Discussion of Comfort and Climate Course

Adjustable steel columns.
These are found in many basements in North America. In my area i typically come across them in homes where there have been some settling issues and the homeowner is...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/7/16, 2:12 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 21,186
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Re: Student Discussion of Comfort and Climate Course

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I have attached a photo of a A/C systems Condenser unit. This one is missing some insulation on the suction tube. If you look close you can see condensation forming on the tube. This can...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/7/16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 51,284
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Re: "How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes" online course

I chose to read the articles on kick out flashing and inspecting dryer exhausts.

On the subject of kick out flashing this article stresses the importance of having it installed and installed...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/7/16, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 51,284
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Re: "How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes" online course

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This image is from a mobile home inspection done last year. It confirms the use of a flexible connector for the main drain line coming from the unit. It appears that this may have shifted...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/16/11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 39,242
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Re: Minimum Height from the ground for gfci

Thanks Guys,
I appreciate the help.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/16/11, 6:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 39,242
Posted By Rick A. Hunt
Minimum Height from the ground for gfci

Is there a minimum height for outdoor outlets?? I came across one mounted on a deck that is six inches from the ground. Seems a little low to me, and in danger of getting hit with the mower.
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