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Forum: Classified Ads 4/18/10, 8:46 PM
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Inspector wanted

Well established residential inspection company with reliable growth is seeking a NACHI certifed home inspector to provide inspection services in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, MI areas. Newby OK as...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/28/08, 9:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,330
Re: Michigan does it again!

Thanks Michael,
I think its the liability segment of this thing that scares hell out of everyone don't you?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/28/08, 9:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,330
Angry Michigan does it again!

Hiya . . .
Just thought everyone should have a look at what the legislature for the state with the highest un-employment numbers and one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country is up...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/3/08, 1:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,458
Smiling!

Just returned from a relocation inspection. Ya know, in this business, every once in a while something happens that makes it all worth while. And it is usually something small.

In the course of...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/11/08, 7:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,389
Re: Thermo-Pride

Thanks Joe, I have already sent them an e-mail. I was just trying to pick someones brain to get this report off my desk yet tonight. Might not happen but normally response time here is great!...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/11/08, 7:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,389
Thermo-Pride

I always turn to the message board for this kind of stuff. I am trying to age a Thermo-Pride high efficiency propane furnace Serial #70487. From the condition it is fairly new model. Any takers? Is...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/7/08, 8:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,762
Re: Electric ceiling heat

Once again the old MB comes through as I knew it would. Thanks to all who offered their two cents worth. I doubt that there will be any surprises here . . . as I figured, it either works or it...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 4/2/08, 2:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,762
Electric ceiling heat

Hi Gize . . .
I have an inspection coming up next week which has ceiling mounted radiant electric heat. I assume if it gets warm it is working but beyond that, anything special I should look...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/4/08, 6:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,034
Re: Who do you trust for directions?

I was a commercial pilot for 25 years . . . I have come to enjoy Garmin as a fixture in my car, truck and airplanes.

I LOL at the idea that you can get directions form a realtor . . . they don't...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/4/08, 6:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,821
Re: start up advice

S,
I have used Report Host from the begining. Now I use the "PRO" edition on a table (IBM THINK-PAD) Set up your template, touch the screen a couple of times and move on. I log all the info...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/11/08, 3:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,586
Re: Caught In The Middle: Miami's Middle Class Exodus

. . . You think Fl has it rough? Obviously hasn't taken an in depth look at MI lately.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/11/08, 3:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,082
Re: Have you done your Taxes Yet

Don't you need to show a positive income before you pay taxes?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/1/08, 7:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,516
Re: Master card

Thanks for all the input gize. I had Pay Pal on my list and I guess that would make the most cent$ for me too.

Hope y'all have a terrific New Year!
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/31/07, 4:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,516
Master card

Hi Everyone,
Anyone remember the credit card service deal that was offered to NACHI members on the site not so long ago? I don't seem to find it anymore and part of the 2008 marketing was to add...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/5/07, 9:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,044
Re: Professional Inspector Opinions Needed...

. . . I have agents whose policy is that they NEVER attend an inspection. Don't want to be seen as influencing the outcome. I think that just might be wise thinking for them.
Best,
TS
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/30/07, 6:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,250
Re: State of Michigan Buyer's right to a Home Inspection?

In Michigan it is Public act 163 and yes, the wording on the disclosure is MANDATED by the state. It tells the buyer they should get an independent inspector to inspect the property and that the...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/30/07, 5:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,434
Re: HUD Inspection Wildly Off the Mark

I took the HUD certification classes ('spensive) and I can tell you the answer to your question is "yes" A home inspection and a HUD inspection are WORLDS apart.

If you are interested in a...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/18/07, 6:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,746
Re: Experience Only! ? ! ?

Perhaps you have related experience that led you to the home inspection buisness? Maybe you remodeled homes or were a realtor or built homew working for another contractor. Maybe you were in...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/4/07, 4:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,486
Re: Frustration

Whoa . . .
I never said I wasn't liking the Reporthost style or the people who run the place! I have had for the most part great service. I do however seem to encounter a "glitch" with...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/4/07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,486
Angry Frustration

Gize, (and Gals)
As the furstration with Reporthost grows I am wondering who out there would recommend an alternative to the Reporthost system. How many HOMEGUAGE users are there in the system...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/16/07, 8:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,677
Re: Is it a hot dog or a gourmet hot dog?

Aren't they all really . . . well . . . "weenies"??
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/14/07, 9:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,439
Re: HVAC age

David,
Regardless of how many times you have posted it . . . I sure appreciate it this time! Just the info I was looking for. What a great little system we have here eh?
Many thanks
TS
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/13/07, 3:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,439
HVAC age

Anyone have a reliable method for age determination on furnaces and A/C units or a place to find that info? Always just a bit of a pain in the *$$. I must be making work out of it.
ts
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/31/07, 4:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,465
Re: Phone answering

I answer my own phone, all day, everyday. It hasn't cost me any money, hasn't lost me any customers, I have never had to re-schedule an appointment because someone screwed it up for me, I am on a...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/31/07, 3:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,707
Re: Charging For Unfinished Basement

HI Gize,
Very interesting thread. I too will do nearly anything to avoid having the realtor in the middle of my deal. I did, however, run a test last summer with some amazing results. I...
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