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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/5/18, 4:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Taking a Proctored Test at A Public Library

We can proctor you in our office in Naperville.
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/2/18, 2:15 PM
Replies: 1,689
Views: 228,677
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Order your FREE, BIG, 64-page ComSop book now. No charge.

I would love a copy of the new addition

Rob Claus
The BrickKicker
849 North Ellsworth Street
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/2/18, 2:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Rob Claus
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/2/18, 2:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Seeking commercial inspector for a 48,000 sq ft building in New Orleans.

I have not heard from the Inspector yet. I am interested but my schedule is filling fast. We have four projects on he books for next week. The largest is 71,000 square feet.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 10/30/18, 4:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: What's Next?

I would recommend contacting the Florida Home Inspector's License Board or review their website. These should be a next steps chart or some information there.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 8/28/18, 3:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Chimney spikes for bird?

I would be concerned with the screening over the vent openings. These could ice or freeze and cause a potential blockage.
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 8/24/18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: CCPIA is officially tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(6).

Great Efforts Maggie. The CCPIA will dominate the space.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/7/18, 1:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Water Heater Shut off(s)

I would agree to both of those by why would a building code in a certain jurisdiction flag it as a code violation. is it to protect the public against shutting off the hot water side instead of the...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/7/18, 1:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Rob Claus
Water Heater Shut off(s)

While I am aware there should be a shut off on the cold water or fill side of a gas fired tanked water heater, what is the exact issue if there is also a shut off located on the hot water side as...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 8/7/18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Where does ASTM E2018 − 15 require cost estimates for repairs?

Kenton,

This is exactly why this standard is written by Engineers and not practical Inspectors. IMO

The items in blue will directly correspond to those items created by the Reviewer and the...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 8/2/18, 6:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Rob Claus
My Office Today

My office today was a 25,000 sf, 1929 built warehouse and industrial building in the heart of the Chicago. Great opportunity to show off my new CCPIA sticker. Thanks Maggie for getting to me.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 7/30/18, 1:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Rob Claus
Sewer Scope Agreement

Hello All,

Is there an InterNACHI sewer scope agreement out there? I have looked by it escapes me. If there is not one, does someone have one they would like to share?
Thank you,
Forum: Student Discussions 7/30/18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16,445
Views: 326,932
Posted By Rob Claus
Research & Writing Assignment: The...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The inspection of the attic should include the attempt to enter the space. Some attics do not have full access or the access is blocked. Others might have a...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/30/18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16,445
Views: 326,932
Posted By Rob Claus
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The attic...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The attic space has been properly insulated with fiberglass insulation. There are baffles installed at each of the soffit vents. This prevent the insulation...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 7/30/18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Drones for commercial inspections

I have tried using this type of technology. We have been averaging 3 projects per week. Last year we inspected 1.7 million square feet. Boots on the roof is still the best method. The challenge...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 5/29/18, 1:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Commercial property Inspection VS PCA

It really becomes part of the building culture. The CCPIA will have the task and the charter to build the awareness in the marketplace so that instead of a PCA there is a building inspection.

The...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 5/25/18, 6:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: New CCPIA Legal FAQ Videos: Code of Ethics and Limitations on Liability and Damag

Thank you Maggie and Heather. These videos were very helpful.
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 5/21/18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Sub agreements

Greg,
The key is to find a sub or an expert who is good at what they do and will sign the agreement. You have to protect yourself and your client. This will do so. In many cases I just add the...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 5/17/18, 3:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Rob Claus
Hello All

Hello CCPIA,

This is going to be exciting. I have been hoping and patiently waiting for an organization like this to rise up. The bigger and badder a consolidated like minded group like this can...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/6/18, 1:17 PM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 79,573
Posted By Rob Claus
The water heater gas piping has been installed...

The water heater gas piping has been installed without the protection of a proper drip leg. The drip leg is a downward facing pipe designed to catch any sediment or condensation in the gas...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/6/18, 1:14 PM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 79,573
Posted By Rob Claus
Corrosion, active leakage, pipe damage and other...

Corrosion, active leakage, pipe damage and other issues noted to the top of the water heater. This damage could cause failure to the system and damage to the home. Further review with the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/8/18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Insurance company

Check out the policy endorsed here in the InterNACHI page. There appears to be significant benefits with the policy.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 12/28/17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Home inspectors insurance

I would strongly recommend looking at the policy listed right here on the InterNACHI website. It comes with the strong defense mechanism of the InterNACHI SOP and counsel. ...
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/20/17, 6:34 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 3,598
Posted By Rob Claus
Re: Last member to reply wins....

Am I the last one again
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/20/17, 6:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By Rob Claus
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