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Forum: Student Discussions 3/10/18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 61,840
Posted By Bart Mitchell
This photo was taken of a crawlspace that had...

This photo was taken of a crawlspace that had water in it. There was no sump pump to pump the water out, nor was there a vapor barrier to keep moisture out of the air. The recommendation was to...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/10/18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 61,840
Posted By Bart Mitchell
I read the article on crawlspace hazards. I...

I read the article on crawlspace hazards. I learned that there are numerous hazards that can be present in a crawlspace, and that having the right personal equipment before entering and knowing what...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/7/17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13,539
Views: 240,507
Posted By Bart Mitchell
I read an article regarding aluminum siding. It...

I read an article regarding aluminum siding. It was very interesting. I learned the following advantages and disadvantages of aluminum siding:
Advantages
1. It's lightweight.
2. It is fairly...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/7/17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13,539
Views: 240,507
Posted By Bart Mitchell
The photo shows a stucco wall of a home that had...

The photo shows a stucco wall of a home that had several cracks in it at the time of the inspection. The cracks allowed for moisture to penetrate the wall, thus causing the wall to have the stains...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/17, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15,481
Views: 245,392
Posted By Bart Mitchell
I did my essay on Surge protectors or...

I did my essay on Surge protectors or transient-voltage surge suppressors as they are also called. These are devices designed to limit the voltage supplied to an electrical device by shorting to...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15,481
Views: 245,392
Posted By Bart Mitchell
I did an inspection on an older condo, built in...

I did an inspection on an older condo, built in the 70s. While inspecting it, I found the TPR discharge piping terminated in the crawlspace. The water heater TPR valve discharge cannot terminate in a...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/18/17, 7:34 PM
Replies: 14,372
Views: 285,311
Posted By Bart Mitchell
AFCI tester indicators (sometimes called AFCI...

AFCI tester indicators (sometimes called AFCI testers) are portable devices designed to test AFCI functionality. They create waveform patterns similar to those produced by actual arc faults, thereby...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/18/17, 7:33 PM
Replies: 14,372
Views: 285,311
Posted By Bart Mitchell
This is a picture of a Little Giant articulation...

This is a picture of a Little Giant articulation ladder. These ladders are the best ones to use when entering attics that have a hatch access because of their ability to be moved into the best...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/18/17, 4:28 PM
Replies: 12,864
Views: 272,192
Posted By Bart Mitchell
For my essay I read an article on adjustable...

For my essay I read an article on adjustable steel columns. The article describes what the 2012 IRC says about the requirements for adjustable steel posts. They should have a rust inhibitive paint to...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/18/17, 4:24 PM
Replies: 12,864
Views: 272,192
Posted By Bart Mitchell
This is a photo of a house I inspected not too...

This is a photo of a house I inspected not too long ago. The photo attached shows the damage that can occur from ice dams on a metal roof in the valley of the roof. The roof needs to be repair to...
Forum: HomeGauge 5/26/17, 5:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: Trying to upload report using HG Companion, get timeout errors

Never mind guys. Got it fixed. Tracey at Homegauge called me after hours! I had to turn my phone off and back on, then windows explorer saw the folder.
Forum: HomeGauge 5/26/17, 5:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Trying to upload report using HG Companion, get timeout errors

Hello I am looking for immediate help with Homegauge Companion. I can't upload my report and it is due. When I try to upload it goes all the way to 100%, then gives me the error: timed out, read...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/5/16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9,101
Views: 214,304
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "Deck Inspections" Course

For my research I read the article on crawlspace hazards. I found that there are many different potential hazards in crawlspaces. Here's what the article said could be issues:
1. mold and fungus
2....
Forum: Student Discussions 11/5/16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,101
Views: 214,304
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "Deck Inspections" Course

I did an inspection of a bathroom recently and noticed that behind the tiles the surface was wet. The meter in the pictures shows it is very wet. This was due to bad grouting above the tile.
Forum: Student Discussions 10/13/16, 7:29 PM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 297,507
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

For my article I read "Paying a little extra for an InterNACHI inspector pays off!" I am currently putting together my website and really liked this article because it gives great reasons on how to...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/13/16, 7:25 PM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 297,507
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

For my inspection I took a look at my neighbor's back deck. I discovered this picture you see attached. Although the baluster distance, guardrail height, etc appeared to be in fine order, one of the...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 10/3/16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 31,547
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: InterNACHI releases new, free, online, Radon Measurement Service Provider course.

For my research article I chose "Watch my One-Minute Video". This was a great article on the power of marketing my business with short videos. The article said that the benefits of utilizing short...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 10/3/16, 9:54 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 31,547
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: InterNACHI releases new, free, online, Radon Measurement Service Provider course.

For my inspection item I inspected the high efficiency furnace pipe coming out of my home from the exterior wall. Since this is a new house, I wanted to see how well the builder did it. After looking...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/22/16, 6:32 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 44,094
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "Defect Recognition & Report Writing" online course

For my essay I read an article on Air Sampling for Mold. Here's what I learned:

1. Mold spores are not visible, and the type of mold present can be determined by air sampling.
2. Having samples...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/22/16, 6:07 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 44,094
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "Defect Recognition & Report Writing" online course

For this class I inspected my garage door leading to inside the home. I found that the door was a fire rated metal door, with the thickness of the door slightly bigger than 1 5/8". The only issue I...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/5/16, 4:11 PM
Replies: 11,771
Views: 207,402
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "How to Inspect the Exterior" Course

For my research I read an article on electrical panels. The article talked first about how important safety is when around an electrical panel. It said that before touching the electrical panel,...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/5/16, 3:56 PM
Replies: 11,771
Views: 207,402
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "How to Inspect the Exterior" Course

For my inspection I decided to inspect one of the windows in my house in my garage. Unfortunately when I did I found it leaking, as it had been raining today. After further inspection, I found that...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/27/16, 4:16 PM
Replies: 11,771
Views: 207,402
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: "How to Inspect the Exterior" Course

Hello everyone. Just a quick question I had while taking this course. I read in the wood siding of the course that Z flashing should be installed between the horizontal boards of hardboard siding. I...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/25/16, 3:27 PM
Replies: 13,425
Views: 283,437
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

For my research I the article on Basic Waterproofing for Basements. The article discussed 3 main areas of waterproofing that helps with keeping water out of basements:

1. The first area was...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/25/16, 2:20 PM
Replies: 13,425
Views: 283,437
Posted By Bart Mitchell
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

I inspected the furance system in my home. I determined the following about my furnace:


It is a trane xv95 furnace installed in 2012.
It has a 95% AFUE rating, so it is a high efficiency...
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