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Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 59,756
Posted By Bobby Duke
Research & Writing Assignment: I have been...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I have been getting a few requests for mold inspections with Home Inspections over the last four or five months. So, I read the article - "How Home Inspectors Can...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 59,756
Posted By Bobby Duke
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The advanced heating and air course contained a lot of information. For me, living in the Southeast, I would have liked to see a lot more info on Heat Pump...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/22/19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Bobby Duke
Electric Panel and Spray Foam

What say you regarding spray foam insulation on the service wires in this panel???
Forum: Student Discussions 1/15/19, 7:55 PM
Replies: 4,317
Views: 75,116
Posted By Bobby Duke
Research & Writing Assignment: I read the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I read the article titled "Performing Commercial Inspections". One because i was curious and two because i am interested in growing my inspection business hopefully...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/15/19, 7:44 PM
Replies: 4,317
Views: 75,116
Posted By Bobby Duke
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In this...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In this picture you can see that the flashing and trim is not properly installed. When performing an inspection I show this type defect to my customer while...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/18, 5:03 PM
Replies: 5,859
Views: 116,882
Posted By Bobby Duke
Research & Writing Assignment: I read the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I read the article on creating a team of expert consultants for inspecting commercial properties. It was interesting seeing the recommendations regarding the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/18, 4:52 PM
Replies: 5,859
Views: 116,882
Posted By Bobby Duke
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The inspection object for this course was a Siemens panel. It is installed in new construction. The panel is rated for 200 Amps. This home has GFCI breakers in...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/14/18, 2:12 PM
Replies: 5,868
Views: 84,182
Posted By Bobby Duke
Research & Writing Assignment: From the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

From the "Library of Inspection Articles" I read the article on Hot Water Recirculation Systems. The concept of these systems is really straight forward. It is...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/14/18, 1:09 PM
Replies: 5,868
Views: 84,182
Posted By Bobby Duke
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This home...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This home has a Rinnai tank-less hot water system. The control pad was mounted inside the garage. Temp was set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This home is new...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/30/18, 2:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bobby Duke
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/30/18, 2:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bobby Duke
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/30/18, 2:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: Insulation Question

Sorry I meant is this Vermiculite.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/30/18, 2:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bobby Duke
Insulation Question

Hey guys I just finished an inspection on a home here in North Alabama. House was built in 1960. Most of the homes I inspect here are newer built in 1970’s or newer. Question is does this insulation...
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 11/8/18, 4:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,474
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: InterNACHI's Free Listing Inspections Program: Answers to Frequently-Asked Questi

What is the status of this program? I would like to get started!!! Thanks.
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/18, 1:29 PM
Replies: 4,716
Views: 82,259
Posted By Bobby Duke
Research & Writing Assignment: I read the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I read the article on Zoning Laws. It was interesting that the first zoning ordinances in the U.S. were adopted by New York City in 1916. The Supreme Court's 1926...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/18, 1:20 PM
Replies: 4,716
Views: 82,259
Posted By Bobby Duke
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This assignment is pertaining to the CrawlSpace Inspection course. This particular home is on a slab foundation rather than a crawlspace so i did the best i...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/4/17, 9:41 PM
Replies: 15,287
Views: 257,277
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: "How to Inspect the Exterior" Course

I read the article "Do You Have a Fear of Hiring"
It is my favorite so far. I highly recommend reading it if you are considering hiring anyone.
Forum: Student Discussions 2/4/17, 9:02 PM
Replies: 15,287
Views: 257,277
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: "How to Inspect the Exterior" Course

This course covered a lot of material. It was very good information. The image included is of the vent-fan control for a range. This is from a new home and everything was clean and in good working...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/4/17, 3:04 PM
Replies: 17,233
Views: 339,382
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course

I read the article "Doing Damage During an Inspection: It's Your Job"
It is an interesting perspective on how to handle the situation when something does break during the inspection. Basically it...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/4/17, 2:52 PM
Replies: 17,233
Views: 339,382
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course

During the Interior Inspection I saw this floor plug. The Electrical Course says a plug installed in the floor must have a special cover. Does anyone know of a more detailed description of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/3/17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 338,907
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

I read the article on Low-e windows. A couple of interesting energy statics stated in the article were:
1. Heating and Cooling Energy loss from windows is 4% of all energy consumption in the US.
2....
Forum: Student Discussions 2/3/17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17,034
Views: 338,907
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

Enclosed is a pic of the HVAC ductwork in a newly constructed home. The HVAC in this home is an Electric Heat Pump. All components appear to be in good condition.
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Forum: Student Discussions 2/2/17, 8:24 PM
Replies: 19,677
Views: 358,439
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

I read the article on electrical safety. It had some good basic information and safety tips. I have included some from the article.

Some safety tips to remember:
• Never use anything but the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/2/17, 8:14 PM
Replies: 19,677
Views: 358,439
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

This Electrical Inspection Course mentioned that the label would specify if the panel was approved for both aluminum and copper. As you can see this panel is. This is from a 200-Amp panel in a new...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/17, 5:37 PM
Replies: 12,486
Views: 254,427
Posted By Bobby Duke
Re: "Deck Inspections" Course

I read the article “Creating Customer Profiles for You Marketing”.
Some of the suggested data points to capture with “profiling” include: Age, Income, Profession, Gender, Education,...
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