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Forum: Student Discussions 11/26/18, 9:45 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 49,762
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Research & Writing Assignment: I read an...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I read an article about improving your business with truck signage. Since I use an Outback rather than a truck, the placement is different. The premise of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/26/18, 9:42 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 49,762
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In the...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In the areas I inspect, it's common to find hardwood trees (usually maple or oak) on the premises. On older homes, these trees can be quite old and large. The one...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/19/18, 7:45 PM
Replies: 4,814
Views: 74,491
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose a...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose a picture in the gallery on deck child safety. It used rubber balls to show the required restrictions needed between balusters and under bottom rails of a...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/19/18, 7:40 PM
Replies: 4,814
Views: 74,491
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Here is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Here is a picture of a staircase to the second floor. They were unusually steep because the attic had been renovated but the staircase was kept in place. It also...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/5/18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 39,045
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Research & Writing Assignment: I read one...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I read one of InterNACHI's articles on Building Permits. In some of the areas I cover, it's pretty common to find major alterations to residential and even...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/5/18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 39,045
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Here is an...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Here is an example of a fireplace insert in an old home that had been used as commercial office space. In this case, the insert was electric and the throat and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/10/18, 7:37 PM
Replies: 5,688
Views: 80,036
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose an...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose an article on Hot Water Re circulation Systems. I learned a few things from this article including that hot water in the integrated loop format is returned...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/10/18, 7:23 PM
Replies: 5,688
Views: 80,036
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Here is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Here is a typical mid efficient gas fired water heater that is missing the TPR extension down toward the floor (within six inches). It is also connected on the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/21/17, 5:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Frank and all the rest of you!

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Forum: Student Discussions 12/15/17, 7:18 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 12,940
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
I chose to read the article on garage inspection....

I chose to read the article on garage inspection. It mentioned improper bearing point issues such as deck screws being used at the truss hangers, nails bent over, and plywood gussets on the trusses...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/15/17, 7:14 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 12,940
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
In the attached picture, the trim between the two...

In the attached picture, the trim between the two overhead doors on the exterior has damage from moisture along the bottom third. I commonly see this and treat it as general maintenance as long as...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/4/17, 2:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,962
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Pillar to Post franchise refunded our money. They don't want us at their convent

I suspect 5 booths of such stuff might show some that they don't need to be part of a franchise in order to be successful.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 9:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 9:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Please join me in wishing Michigan CMI Walt Fish a happy birthday.

Thanks Nick. This past year was the best one so far for the business. Wishing you and yours all the best!
Forum: Inspection Question of the Week 12/3/17, 7:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/1/17, 5:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Shocking

Found this yesterday196353
Forum: Student Discussions 7/30/17, 9:47 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 54,815
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
After viewing the article on "A Garage...

After viewing the article on "A Garage Inspection", it reminded me that truss and rafter alterations must be carefully inspected as how they are attached, supported, secured, supported and designed...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/30/17, 9:40 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 54,815
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
The suction (return) line on the exterior...

The suction (return) line on the exterior condenser unit for the AC showed damaged insulation which should be replaced by a qualified heating contractor in order to keep the units operation efficient...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/31/17, 3:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

Air check confirmed the only time one kit is valid (for real estate transaction) is when there is an existing mitigation system in place.
Thanks for your help Michael.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/31/17, 3:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

That's what I thought. The issue is that local realtors are using them for real estate transactions.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/31/17, 3:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

Yes, you're right Michael. But, I think the local heath departments here only give out one kit (blue kit) at a time. I'll call air check and post what I find out.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/30/17, 7:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

So, back to my question: since no training is required, and since a number of Reators in my area are doing radon testing and using the Blue kits from air Chek, and since I've read posts here that...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/30/17, 7:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

Larry is right. Here in part, is what Michigan says: "The two national organizations are the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). The DEQ...
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