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Forum: Student Discussions 10/19/18, 5:31 PM
Replies: 15,322
Views: 258,104
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the "Capillary Breaks" image in the image gallery. This is of interest to me due to the fact that in my region, capillary breaks are not common at window...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/19/18, 5:27 PM
Replies: 15,322
Views: 258,104
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: During the...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

During the course of the inspection, grade was found to slope towards the slab foundation and had resulted in minor movement of topsoil toward the home and buried...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/12/18, 5:21 PM
Replies: 15,318
Views: 250,386
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: From the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

From the gallery the image"Downspout extension too short" displays a graphic of rain gutter downspouts terminating too close to the foundation of the home. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/12/18, 5:11 PM
Replies: 15,318
Views: 250,386
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This home...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This home had a leak seen from inside the attic. Daylight observed shining through space between stack flashing and PVC roof vent. From the roof deck, a damaged...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/24/18, 6:36 PM
Replies: 19,460
Views: 299,257
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the plumbing image, "Gas Piping Support" in the image gallery. The gallery diagrams piping support distances at gas supply lines depending on diameter of...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/24/18, 6:04 PM
Replies: 19,460
Views: 299,257
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: ...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Close-coupled water closet with a bowl supporting a gravity-type tank. The bowl at this water closet was not secure at the floor. A water stain was observed at...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/8/18, 4:54 PM
Replies: 19,247
Views: 347,590
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the article about "Marijuana Grow Operations". This article was enlightening in a sense that an inspector may spend a large amount of time looking for...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/8/18, 4:45 PM
Replies: 19,247
Views: 347,590
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is a photo from a recent inspection. Proper PPE for inspecting the breaker panel includes but is not limited to safety glasses, gloves, and boots. The dead...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/1/18, 7:50 PM
Replies: 23,834
Views: 431,228
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the graphic "Service Clearance" in the nachi gallery. The image displays heights depending on the situation or location of the service drop. Requirements in...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/1/18, 7:37 PM
Replies: 23,834
Views: 431,228
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This photo...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This photo was taken on an inspection a few months back. The Temperature Relief Valve is missing a discharge pipe. TPR extension pipes should be discharged to...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/19/18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18,185
Views: 293,549
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: Types of...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Types of settlement image from the foundation gallery. Three types of settlement pictured were uniform settlement, no cracks; tipping settlement, mostly without...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/19/18, 9:10 PM
Replies: 18,185
Views: 293,549
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: No defects...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

No defects observed in this new build foundation. Concrete masonry unit columns and walls supporting the floor system. Floor system comprised of 4X beams and 2X...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/19/18, 6:44 PM
Replies: 19,720
Views: 359,054
Posted By Matthew Roman
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the "Workspace" image from the gallery. This diagram effectively communicates the workspace depth around a service panel of 600 volts or less, common in...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/19/18, 5:22 PM
Replies: 19,720
Views: 359,054
Posted By Matthew Roman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Photo is...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Photo is from a recent inspection. A receptacle at the exterior of the home was GFCI protected according to current buidling standards.The exterior GFCI...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/10/17, 1:33 AM
Replies: 12,521
Views: 255,046
Posted By Matthew Roman
Reading the article on deck inspections I focused...

Reading the article on deck inspections I focused on the wood posts contact with grade. Pressure treated wood should be used when posts are in contact with the grade. Posts are typically below the...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/10/17, 1:24 AM
Replies: 12,521
Views: 255,046
Posted By Matthew Roman
The handrail was noted in the report to be in...

The handrail was noted in the report to be in good physical condition. Spacing at handrail prevents a 4 inch sphere from passing through as the deck surface is greater than 30 inches from grade. No...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/1/17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 307,474
Posted By Matthew Roman
I chose the attic eave image in the gallery. It...

I chose the attic eave image in the gallery. It displays ventilation through the soffit vent up into the soffit and above the baffle between rafters. The insulation is layed down between joist bays...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/1/17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 307,474
Posted By Matthew Roman
The roof structure consists of a gable roof. The...

The roof structure consists of a gable roof. The ridge is in view in the image. The roof covering consists of asphalt shingles. It appears to be in good condition with no visible defects. Plumbing...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/28/16, 4:17 PM
Replies: 36,264
Views: 495,139
Posted By Matthew Roman
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Standards of Practice Research Exercise

I have focused on the article Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
by Nick Gromicko and Ethan Ward.

The importance of the installation of theses...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/28/16, 4:36 AM
Replies: 36,264
Views: 495,139
Posted By Matthew Roman
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Attached is an image of a panel board taken during a home inspection. The dead front although not required to be removed, has been in order to visually examine branch circuit wiring and the...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/30/16, 3:44 AM
Replies: 34,798
Views: 414,887
Posted By Matthew Roman
Re: Home Inspector Code of Ethics Course

For a hypothetical conflict of interest or violation of the Code of Ethics a home inspection is completed and the client's realtor requests an edit to downgrade the seriousness of in issue. He...
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