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Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/10/17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,011
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

This is an excellent example of the Law of Unintended Consequences. Many inspectors balked at ancillary offers to clients that were Opt-Out, i.e. required the client to decline the service only after...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 11/23/17, 4:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Extreme TREC penalty

Yeah, there seemingly has to be more to the story.
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 11/23/17, 3:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Extreme TREC penalty

There are several recent threads regarding TREC and disciplinary actions, ie. leaving an oven on, E&O insurance, use of photos, etc. Here's a very recent case where an inspector failed to notify TREC...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 11/22/17, 8:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: TREC fine regarding oven

Here's the TREC order: https://www.trec.texas.gov/apps/download.php?a=da-trec&f=170829_Armstrong_ORDA.pdf
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 11/19/17, 12:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,096
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Nathan Thornberry sued for selling inspector's client's personal and private info

I've been looking for a good GIF to use for these occasions, A Whirling Dervish (https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SnoopyGracefulEgret-size_restricted.gif) works well I think :smile:
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 11/18/17, 8:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,096
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Forum: Structural Inspections 10/4/17, 4:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Cut studs on new construction

I see how the answer to this question can be interpreted both ways. Apparently the NEC is silent on the distance when referring to a notch but clearly states 1 1/4" for holes therefore it can be...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 9/4/17, 7:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: InterNACHI smacks HomeSafe, Seddon with Federal Racketeering Lawsuit.

Any update on this RICO suit? Surely it wasn't dismissed was it? Not enough info from this court update to tell for sure.

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Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 9/4/17, 7:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: InterNACHI continues to fight for inspectors in Homesafe infrared litigation.

Apparently that motion to unseal relevant portions of the deposition was unsuccessful. Now, after 2.5 years of endless motions and legal wrangling it appears that the HomeSafe -vs- InterNACHI breach...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 9/4/17, 5:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: How much to charge for a mold inspection

Just make sure you abide by the licensing requirements of the Texas Dept of State Health Sevices at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mold/and https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mold/pdf/MoldRules.pdf . You may,...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 8/22/17, 8:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Texas reporting requirements?

Yeah, but it was fun overwhelming the "new IAC" with Request for Interpretations for 18 months after that.
Forum: Student Discussions 7/14/17, 2:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 2,996
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Meth House Hazards and Remediation Course

I inspected one just like that for my client, Mr. Walter White. I wonder if it was the same place?
Forum: Roofing Inspections 6/11/17, 3:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Teeing this one up for defect identification - take your best shot

Yep, the first time I saw similar I couldn't believe golf balls could dent/penetrate Hardie Board like that. One house I inspected had a large uncovered deck and a trampoline in the back yard so...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 6/11/17, 2:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/3/17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Furnace on Bricks

To be sure, you would need to refer to the specific mfg installation instructions as Charley suggests. There you might or might not find something like this Bryant furnace installation manual...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 3/23/17, 3:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Becoming a home inspector in TX

Notwithstanding the grammatical errors I certainly hope you misunderstood him.

Michael is right...download, print, fill out, attach supporting documents and submit MCD-1. See:...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/27/17, 1:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Emmanuel Scanlan you are.....

Yep, all is good. I still lurk in the b/g occasionally to see if any brouhahas are brewing on the message board. Seems pretty tame these days compared to a couple of years ago. That's a good thing I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/26/17, 5:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Emmanuel Scanlan you are.....

That's funny Chuck :). I agree, Manny's one of the good guys for sure.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 10/5/16, 4:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: ADTpays

Bingo! Does it?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 10/5/16, 3:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: ADTpays

Does that process meet the requirements I mentioned in post #3?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 10/5/16, 2:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: ADTpays

I agree with Chuck. Read, understand and abide by TAC 535.220(e)(4). While what you are asking about can be done ethically and legally I find it unpalatable to properly implement.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/24/16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Burner Grills - Amana Furnace

Mesh is likely used to reduce NOX emissions. See related thread from 2008: https://www.nachi.org/forum/f20/mesh-wiring-furnace-27412/
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/10/15, 2:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,673
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Earn an extra $200 on each inspection.

Of course not, do I have a duty to tell my clients that they will get $2,500 cash back for buying a new Chevy pick-up, $100 credit if they buy a Dish system, a 10% discount if they open a Home Deport...
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/9/15, 12:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,673
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Earn an extra $200 on each inspection.

Many years ago, long before all the recent hoopla I too refused to participate in any alarm program that required me to provide any client info to the alarm company. I convinced the alarm company to...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 11/11/15, 6:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,961
Posted By Michael R. Boyett
Re: Nathan's Residential Warranty Service (RWS) issue with IRS. Anonymous white pape

Yep, see your thread (https://www.nachi.org/forum/f13/wont-get-info-pay-play-recall-sites-79727/) from March 2013, posts #200 and #210 for a start. There might have even been a whole thread devoted to...
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