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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/16/19, 2:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Watch your head!

Wow, lots of sickos out there. I know an investor who ended up in the ICU after going to see a property he just bought. He was sitting in his truck at the curb, and the last thing he remembered was...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/14/19, 9:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Drones and home inspections

Interesting. Usually the inspector comes before the drone, not the other way around. Anyhow, I have nothing else to add. Good luck.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/28/19, 2:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Attention: Nachi, Ben or Nick Gromicko

I got the same call around that date.
Forum: California Home Inspectors 10/14/18, 2:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: AB-2371 Water use efficiency: landscape irrigation

Next year a member will jump on here and go "hey, did you guys hear that we're supposed to inspect sprinklers now?"
Forum: Student Discussions 10/6/18, 2:34 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 51,284
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the gallery image entitled "block pier." This image depicts the proper configuration of a block pier foundation for a manufactured home. A footing, an...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/6/18, 2:29 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 51,284
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Porches...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Porches and open floor areas of mobile homes are permitted to use lattice or open skirting; however, the perimeter of the living space must use an approved closed...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 9/12/18, 7:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: My 8 year old made me a new CMI Video

Nice. I'm counting the days until my son gets old enough to be put to work.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 9/2/18, 4:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,581
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: What is the Survival Rate For Home Inspectors?

Haven't you heard the story about the miner that stopped digging 3' shy of the motherlode? :p
Forum: Roofing Inspections 8/29/18, 7:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: What is it? (roof penetration)

Looks like a redneck solar tube.
Forum: Student Discussions 8/21/18, 8:14 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 49,628
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the gallery image titled "curtain drain." Proper drainage along retaining walls and foundation walls is of paramount importance. Wetness in soil that does...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/21/18, 8:08 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 49,628
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Here we...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Here we have a concrete walkway that has apparently been lifted by tree roots. This is not an acceptable difference in surface heights and will create a trip and...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 8/21/18, 1:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Orange County, CA Inspectors

I'm typically in the Inland Empire, but I do inspections in South Orange County semi frequently.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 8/16/18, 1:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: RC Roof inspection robot.

I couldn't agree more with William, with the caveat that I use a spectoscope for the 5% or so of roofs I can't walk.

Some inspectors never walk roofs. As someone who has installed roofing,...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 8/9/18, 5:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: AB-2371 Water use efficiency: landscape irrigation

I read it as "if the prospective homeowner elects to get a home inspection," as opposed to "if the prospective homeowner asks you to inspect the irrigation during the home inspection." Either way,...
Forum: Structural Inspections 7/23/18, 8:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Are these checks or structural?

Agree with what was said above, and will add: that particular instance the red arrow is pointing at looks like more than "checking" to me. If it was my home, I think I would "bite the bullet" and...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 7/23/18, 7:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: What is this?

Glad you asked. It's a Neptune Proread 60W water endpoint encoder. Let's start at the beginning. You see, the ancient Mayans....


Neptune ProRead encoder for increased reading accuracy | Neptune...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 7/15/18, 3:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Dead Start

Ian has done well in developing his business in this highly competitive So Cal market, heed his advice. I do.

The direct to consumer advertising and promotion will get you jobs here and there....
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/15/18, 2:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Common venting between a water heater and furnace

From here looks like water heater flue is plumbed in wrong, rise is wrong, possibly wrong diameter as well. How many floors? Was the water heater backdrafting?
Forum: California Home Inspectors 7/7/18, 7:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Looming slowdown in So Cal?

Would you guys care to expound on this?
Forum: California Home Inspectors 7/7/18, 7:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Looming slowdown in So Cal?

Thanks, I'm very aware of Bruce Norris and his work. I haven't seen anything from him lately regarding volume, just price forecasts.
Forum: California Home Inspectors 7/7/18, 7:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Looming slowdown in So Cal?

Apparently I should have added a preface to this post, because some of you are addressing me like this was my research/opinion. I copied and pasted a social media post that is circulating with the...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 7/5/18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Looming slowdown in So Cal?

All the local agents have been losing their minds over this social media post:

🆘MUST READ🆘
Best be working now, best be selling now🧐

Arguably June,July and August are typically the busiest...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 7/4/18, 7:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Re: Free inspections

Not saying this is the case with the OP, but IMO this is half the struggle. Starting out, you have to have thick skin and not get butt hurt every time someone doesn't use you or criticizes you.

...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/18/18, 9:29 PM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 111,737
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the photo entitled "electric panel cover." In the video, Paul Abernathy talks about using the dead front cover as a shield to protect yourself from arc...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/18/18, 9:24 PM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 111,737
Posted By Nicholas R. Peres
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Pictured...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Pictured is a form of electrical grounding called a "ufer" that was invented by Herbert Ufer in the 1940's. This form of grounding utilizes the concrete encased...
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