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Forum: Student Discussions 1/22/19, 9:24 PM
Replies: 4,830
Views: 74,794
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Research & Writing Assignment: As seen in...

Research & Writing Assignment:

As seen in the graphics in this section, many decks and stairs do not meet today's safety standards. While many of these subpar standards were common practice when...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/22/19, 9:19 PM
Replies: 4,830
Views: 74,794
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Inspection & Writing Assignment: As seen in...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

As seen in the attached photo, the open riser height is greater than 4". This is a safety hazard for small children. While this may have been common practice when...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 12/12/18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Radiant floor heat

This was run by a Lochinvar boiler. Not sure if they still do it, but they would design the loops and system for you, if you bought their equipment.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 12/8/18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Radiant floor heat

Major drawback with in-floor systems is the time it takes to raise the temperature. Back when I was in the HVAC trade we had a couple of large commercial clients that would wait until returning back...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/7/18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: floor level

I use an 1 3/4" stainless steal ball bearing on the floor for verifying what my eyes and feet are already telling me.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 7/23/18, 9:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: The Dirty Four

Some, of the insurance companies will not insure them in Iowa. I called one out a few years ago (Sylvania) on a friends house and they chose not to upgrade it. About a month ago they received a...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 7/22/18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: The Dirty Four

Your list of panels do not always take Stab lok breakers. The opinion on here about the Stab lok breakers differs greatly and has been argued many times. Careful about labeling all of these panels...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/21/18, 6:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/21/18, 5:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Realtors only using ASHI inspectors

Out of curiosity, why would you sue an agent for recommending the inspectors that they want? There are a few agents here that only recommend ASHI inspectors and I miss out. The other agents that...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/7/18, 7:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 686
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Funny Story

I'm sure that you made his day. Sounds like you handled it well.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/10/18, 1:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: light recommendation?

If my flashlight lasted three years, I would buy another one just like it.
Forum: Student Discussions 4/19/18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16,170
Views: 223,693
Posted By Jeff Spencer
I learned that even though a naked eye can tell...

I learned that even though a naked eye can tell you that the vent connector does not have proper rise, a level should always be used to verify the deficiency. The photo could also be used to show...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/19/18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16,170
Views: 223,693
Posted By Jeff Spencer
As seen in the attached photo, vent connectors...

As seen in the attached photo, vent connectors should be check for a proper rise of 1/4" per foot. In the case of this photo, the vent connector has a negative rise and should be corrected by a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/3/18, 8:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Cut Paper Logo Pieces for CMI and CPI

Nice work.

The wife's Cricut works even faster, for projects like that.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/11/18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/6/18, 1:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Possible ghosting/ 1 year old house

Was there an access problem where they would have had to cut the sheets down to smaller section. The lines are straight and look like they are the same width as drywall tape.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 7/11/17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Un-vented fireplace

I looked at one for heating my three season porch as they come with an oxygen depletion sensor. If I was going to do it, I would make sure that I had a good CO sensor as well. Ended up going with a...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 6/29/17, 8:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Sure there's enough slope

Is it missing drip edge as well? Cant tell in picture three if that is d-style or beaded facia.
Forum: Interior Inspections 6/17/17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,949
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Is it solid hardwood?

If there is a floor register, pull it out and look at the floor material.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 6/17/17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Teeing this one up for defect identification - take your best shot

Here is a close up of a golf ball vs. Hardi. This house was just to the right of the green, on a par 5. As hard as the hit was, at this location, I'm pretty sure that it was deliberate.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/27/17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Ice Anyone?

So, lets say that an inspector with limited knowledge of HVAC takes your advice. He sees that the unit is iced up and thinks, I am a POS inspector if I do not figure out why this is happening. He...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/27/17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Drip Leg, Furnace, and Water Heater source

I agree that appliance connectors and CSST should not pass through the cabinet.

I've always wondered why is it acceptable to have it pass through a gas fireplace cabinet. I have never seen a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/11/17, 1:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: What is this

It looks like an old septic high level alarm box.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/4/17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: Disaster Inspections

I deployed to DR4285 for 26 days.
I make myself unavailable when I am busy with home inspections. Things really drop off starting August 1st until around January 1st so going last Oct & Nov did not...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/27/17, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Jeff Spencer
Re: HVAC air flow calculation

I think his question has to do with table 403.3 of the IMC.

https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ibr/icc.imc.2009.pdf
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