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Forum: Student Discussions 1/27/19, 2:43 PM
Replies: 19,186
Views: 346,786
Posted By Don Schoonover
Research & Writing Assignment: Ladder...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Ladder Safety

When choosing a ladder that is appropriate for your inspection choose the right ladder. It should be sturdy, be OSHA rated for safety and the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/27/19, 2:31 PM
Replies: 19,186
Views: 346,786
Posted By Don Schoonover
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Confined...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Confined spaces can be defined as spaces like crawlspaces and attics for inspectors. OSHA standards that meet this criteria are:
- It is large enough for a...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/6/19, 4:52 PM
Replies: 19,186
Views: 346,786
Posted By Don Schoonover
Forum: Student Discussions 7/7/18, 4:05 PM
Replies: 3,901
Views: 63,234
Posted By Don Schoonover
Research & Writing Assignment: Window Falls...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Window Falls

By alerting clients to safe practices and sharing safety tips death and injury to children and adults from unsafe windows will prevent accidents....
Forum: Student Discussions 7/5/18, 7:56 PM
Replies: 3,901
Views: 63,234
Posted By Don Schoonover
Inspection & Writing Assignment: I have...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

I have included a description of the picture of a single wrap on my picture page. The wrap is securely embedded into the wall, has the appropriate nails on both...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/27/16, 2:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Don Schoonover
Painted in Electric panels?

As an inspector do you have a homeowner (if present) sign a waiver that allows you to remove the electric panel cover if it is heavily painted in when on an interior wall (like a hallway inside the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/19/15, 9:29 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 53,613
Posted By Don Schoonover
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/9/15, 1:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Don Schoonover
Cancellation Clause

No I am not cancelling Santa Clause. :)

I arrived at an inspection the other day and the husband came out to tell me the inspection was cancelled the day before. What?

I explained that the day...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/9/15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,912
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Which inspector most represents your attire on an inspection?

Interesting question. I wear cargo khakis long pants and Port Authority logo'd pull-over shirt. I crawl in crawl spaces and attics and if I get dirty I wash them.

I have run into guys that are...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/23/15, 2:48 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 54,782
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course

What do you need in the state of Florida to perform a WDO? I run up against this all the time.

The Florida website for licensing does not come out and say you MUST be a licensed pest control...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/19/15, 9:45 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 18,321
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: "Inspecting Metal Roofs" online video course

I just got a metal roof inspection today. The customer also asked for a Wind Mit. Have done many wind mits on Asphalt shingle roofs but this my first on a metal roof. From reviewing the wind mit form...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/5/15, 4:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By Don Schoonover
Adobe Acrobat Standard DC

Good tool!

Is anyone else using this to make the integration of report writing, especially wind mits and Roof Certifications a snap? Easy to access uploaded docs.

Just installed it and played...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/9/15, 1:10 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 63,050
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: "How to Inspect Pools and Spas" Course

101591

101592

101593

PVC pipes are non-toxic and are able to withstand pressure. The best choice for this use is Schedule 40 PVC.

Should an inspector notice a marking or determine by a...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/8/15, 6:21 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 63,050
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: "How to Inspect Pools and Spas" Course

Wish I had a pool or spa. Had one until ten years ago, does that count? I own a birdbath. :o)

Starting course.
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36,208
Views: 493,967
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Two articles:
Home inspector safety and dangers of arc flash:
- never insert anything into an electric panel when it is turned on
- Inspectors are not required to remove dead panels due to...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36,208
Views: 493,967
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Inspector observed fireplace located in living room. The damper operated easily and had no signs of corrosion. The hearth, hearth extension and interior chamber showed no signs of joint separation,...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/15, 9:03 AM
Replies: 36,208
Views: 493,967
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Beginning Course. Should be last requirement I need to become Full InterNACHI member. Thanks Ben, Nick and TEAM for providing this great tool.
Forum: Student Discussions 8/20/15, 3:21 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 54,782
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course

Posting picture of termite damage to home in Beverley Hills, FL. where I was replacing a door for a customer. This was old damage and there were no new infestations present.

I had to remove this...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/20/15, 1:39 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 54,782
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course

Just starting class. Brings me back to my Horticulture classes and entomology. Bugs are cool...when they are in someone else's house.
Forum: Student Discussions 8/18/15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17,028
Views: 338,761
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems

Starting course. This is my last course required for Florida with the exception of the Wood and state regs. It's been a long haul, but worth it.
Forum: Student Discussions 8/17/15, 5:30 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 49,972
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors

Septic Systems:
- Should be inspected once a year
- Can be found by looking for the "green grass" in the lawn among other methods
- look for seepage. Above ground water indicates an overloaded...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/17/15, 4:27 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 49,972
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors

Style : 3 Door Refrigerator
Make: Samsung
Model: RFHFEDBSR
MFG Year: 10/2014

Inspected was one 3 door refrigerator. Unit was plugged into a 20 AMP Non-GFCI outlet And temperatures were -4 in...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/16/15, 5:34 PM
Replies: 17,229
Views: 339,214
Posted By Don Schoonover
Forum: Student Discussions 8/16/15, 5:09 PM
Replies: 17,229
Views: 339,214
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course

Inspected was the attic ladder of wood construction installed in the garage ceiling. This ladder was installed in 2003. All hardware, springs and bolts attaching the stairs were in good, working...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/15/15, 1:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Don Schoonover
Re: Join me in wishing Deland, FL member William Smith happy birthday. Member for 9 y

Happy Birthday William! I am just down the road from you in Eustis, FL. We should have lunch!

Happy Birthday!!!!
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