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Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 2/5/14, 9:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: service tech

Your heat pump isn't doing anything, either because there's little or no refrigerant in the system, or the the valves are shot in the compressor and no refrigerant is moving.

You need a...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 2/3/14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: commercial plumbing vent

The company I work for has buildings like that. From what I've seen they push the tile up to the stack and then use a lead sheet to cover the gap.

Looked for a picture but apparently I never had...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/1/14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,259
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Not gonna be a home inspector.......

Thanks for your thoughts. We will make it.

As much as me and my family miss her, she suffered from alcoholism and made our lives very dramatic. She fought a courageous battle, no less so than...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/31/14, 5:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,259
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Not gonna be a home inspector.......

When I signed up I really thought this was the way I was gonna go. Life took a giant s h i t on me when my wife killed herself last October and the result is a complete upheaval of absolutely...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 9/13/13, 7:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,180
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Snap, crackle, no pop

I wonder if the oddball breaker on the bottom fits the panel. Perhaps improper bus connection.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 9/12/13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Voltage drop

Loose connection?
Oxidation?
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 9/12/13, 7:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,680
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Are you Ready for commercial work

You ever have trouble getting some of the big heavy dead fronts back on? Some of those old ones can be unwieldy by yourself, especially with these...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 8/26/13, 8:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,570
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: 101 outside ambient

Metering orfice that is bypassed in heating mode by opening the solenoid.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 8/24/13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,570
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: 101 outside ambient

Multi-zone system. There is another indoor unit somewhere.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 8/22/13, 8:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: I LOVE DIY Network.

Watch "Renovation Realities" (http://www.diynetwork.com/renovation-realities/show/index.html) on that channel sometime. I keep expecting Danny Bonaduce or Todd Bridges to appear in the corner of the...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 7/29/13, 9:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Strange panel/wiring

AKA a contactor - electrically controlled switching device. Could be used to control almost any load: lighting, motors, AC condensers, water heaters, etc.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/18/13, 7:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: HVAC Question

I am. Just use caution.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/17/13, 8:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: HVAC Question

You should wait a few minutes when changing from heating to cooling and vice-versa.

The biggest risk is to the compressor. There is a large pressure differential between the suction and discharge...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 6/12/13, 8:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,589
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: What Type Of Pump Is This?

Pedestal pump, pneumatic water level switch. Most washing machines have a similar water level controller.

Water pushes on a diaphram as it rises, closing a microswitch.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/31/13, 9:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Mini breakers

How big was the panel? Total circuits limited to 42 in any panel.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/19/13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,873
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Humming in the plumbing

I would suspect water hammer and a leaking flapper valve in a toilet causing the fill valve to cycle.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/15/13, 8:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,313
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: 200 Amp meter?

Did you get a shot of the service drop? Idaho Power usually puts the CT's on the drip loops.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/12/13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: What are these parts on a boiler?

They do have covers and can be rebuilt.

Generally used to modulate temperature of the water supplied to the radiators or heat exchanger, via a thermostat or outdoor air temperature sensor. They...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 4/26/13, 9:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/16/13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Aluminum?

TY Billy

BTW Chuck - Roy is in your camp. 7 YO thread (https://www.nachi.org/forum/f19/aluminum-tin-coated-copper-wire-4415/)

This board needs some stickies or FAQ's or something. There's a lot...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/16/13, 9:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Aluminum?

Thank you all - great information
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/15/13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Aluminum?

Aluminum or tinned copper?

I looked and the silver color immediately told me aluminum, but the insulation looks older than the 60's or 70's. This house was built in 1903, originally wired with...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/31/13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,077
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: Now accepting Defect Pictures for April

Make sure you walk through the middle of the kitchen - the house might tip over.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/30/13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,659
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/27/13, 9:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,818
Posted By Chad Norlen, CPI
Re: grounding electrode encased in concrete - NOT UFER

I think the GEC & the gas meter should both be protected - that's a driveway.
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