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Forum: Student Discussions 4/3/18, 4:48 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 53,334
Posted By Alexander Phillips
"Meeting your Clients for the First Time" ...

"Meeting your Clients for the First Time"

Before the Inspection
Make sure that your inspection company name is prominently displayed on your
vehicle.
Wash your inspection vehicle in the...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/3/18, 4:05 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 53,334
Posted By Alexander Phillips
This is a picture of a manufactured home with a...

This is a picture of a manufactured home with a standard set foundation. The porch should be self supporting and on a permanent foundation. The roof may be attached to the home to provide a weather...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/19/18, 5:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Forum: Student Discussions 2/19/18, 2:42 PM
Replies: 15,216
Views: 248,497
Posted By Alexander Phillips
AFCI Testers Arc-Fault circuit interrupters...

AFCI Testers
Arc-Fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are special types of electrical receptacles (or outlets) and circuit breakers designed to detect and respond to potentially dangerous electrical...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/19/18, 2:26 PM
Replies: 15,216
Views: 248,497
Posted By Alexander Phillips
When looking for water intrusion in a roofing...

When looking for water intrusion in a roofing system, one should look at all roof projections for the possibility of water intrusion. This roof vent has many of its fasteners popped up, from neglect...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/13/18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 232,151
Posted By Alexander Phillips
InterNACHI's Buy-Back Guarantee: I'm new to...

InterNACHI's Buy-Back Guarantee:
I'm new to business in general and this is my first business. I believe this guarantee could be a key factor in getting new clients for my newly formed Home...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/12/18, 5:53 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 232,151
Posted By Alexander Phillips
The fire extinguisher pictured is classified to...

The fire extinguisher pictured is classified to aid in extinguishing Class A,B and C fires. The extinguisher is filled with 5 pounds of dry chemical called, Monoammonium-phosphate. pressurized to 195...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/12/18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19,338
Views: 297,305
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Aluminum Siding Inspections It provided many...

Aluminum Siding Inspections
It provided many advantages over other materials when it was introduced in the 1940's. Aluminum siding is still among the most common forms of siding today. It has gone...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/12/18, 9:56 AM
Replies: 19,338
Views: 297,305
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Pictured is the drainage system of a kitchen...

Pictured is the drainage system of a kitchen sink. It has a P-Trap and a Air-admittance valve, which are installed when venting is not possible through the buildings roof. When waste water is...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/9/18, 6:57 PM
Replies: 17,131
Views: 337,596
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Advantages To Solar Power * Raw materials are...

Advantages To Solar Power
* Raw materials are renewable and unlimited. The amount of available solar energy is roughly 10,000 times that currently required by humans.
* Low-emission, Solar Panels...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/9/18, 6:22 PM
Replies: 17,131
Views: 337,596
Posted By Alexander Phillips
The most common defect related to bathroom...

The most common defect related to bathroom ventilation systems is improper termination of the duct. Vent must terminate at the homes exterior. The most common improper locations are:
* mid-level in...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 5:15 PM
Replies: 19,105
Views: 344,933
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Dryer Vents The International Residential...

Dryer Vents
The International Residential Code (IRC)
SECTION M1502 CLOTHES DRYER EXHAUST guidelines:
M1502.5 Duct Construction.
Exhaust shall be constructed of a minimum 0.016 -inches-thick...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 3:37 PM
Replies: 19,105
Views: 344,933
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Raccoons can look cute and fuzzy, you may even...

Raccoons can look cute and fuzzy, you may even consider trying to pet the little critter. Raccoons are considered the #1 Rabies Vector Species(RVS). They have become urban animals like squirrels,...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/7/18, 1:10 PM
Replies: 15,195
Views: 255,721
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Attic Pull Down Ladders These collapsible...

Attic Pull Down Ladders
These collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. There are many common defects, homeowners, not professional carpenters, usually install attic...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/7/18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15,195
Views: 255,721
Posted By Alexander Phillips
While inspecting the Exterior of a residential...

While inspecting the Exterior of a residential home you will observe and report on other components of systems located in the home. One component will be the service drop for the homes electrical...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/2/18, 3:27 PM
Replies: 18,049
Views: 291,213
Posted By Alexander Phillips
"Boost your Inspection Business with Truck...

"Boost your Inspection Business with Truck Signage"
Truck ads are the oldest form of mobile advertising still used today, dating back to 1912.
The quality of the signage needs to be of High...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/2/18, 2:26 PM
Replies: 18,049
Views: 291,213
Posted By Alexander Phillips
In the picture a Flat truss that has had...

In the picture a Flat truss that has had Modifications made to it. Any sort of Modification to a truss needs to be approved by a Structural Engineer. In my inspection report i will recommend that the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/1/18, 5:39 PM
Replies: 16,939
Views: 337,018
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Digits and Hyphens in Inspection Reports The...

Digits and Hyphens in Inspection Reports
The rule of thumb for Grammarians is that numbers as measurements and percentages should be rendered as digits, and numbers describing amounts and as a...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/1/18, 4:56 PM
Replies: 16,939
Views: 337,018
Posted By Alexander Phillips
This is a Data plate from a Coleman electric...

This is a Data plate from a Coleman electric furnace in a manufactured home. To determine the age of the unit I turned to a great website (www.buildcenter.org). This unit was manufactured in April...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/18, 2:25 PM
Replies: 12,408
Views: 253,046
Posted By Alexander Phillips
How a Home Inspector Can Stop Defamation. ...

How a Home Inspector Can Stop Defamation.

A Home Inspector's reputation is critical to his or her success. You should promptly send a cease-and-desist letter to the person who posted the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/18, 1:47 PM
Replies: 12,408
Views: 253,046
Posted By Alexander Phillips
The lack of graspable handrail is just one of the...

The lack of graspable handrail is just one of the problems with this set of stairs. The newel posts that the guardrails terminates into are not set in concrete and offer no stability to the guardrail...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/25/18, 3:09 PM
Replies: 19,582
Views: 356,482
Posted By Alexander Phillips
120-volt receptacles are required in all...

120-volt receptacles are required in all habitable spaces throughout the home. In new construction expect to see a receptacle for every 12' of wall space. Even in hallways longer than 10' are...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/25/18, 2:47 PM
Replies: 19,582
Views: 356,482
Posted By Alexander Phillips
Pictured is a receptacle installed under a island...

Pictured is a receptacle installed under a island in the kitchen. My Klein GFCI Tester shows its correctly wired. Counter spaces 12" or wider should have a receptacle, a maximum distance of 4' and...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/22/18, 2:13 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 305,922
Posted By Alexander Phillips
15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own written by...

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own
written by Nick & Ben Gromicko
Hitting #1 on the must have list is a Plunger. Clogged toilets and sinks are a common problem a homeowner will face. A set of...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/22/18, 1:18 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 305,922
Posted By Alexander Phillips
This roof vents fasteners have began to work out...

This roof vents fasteners have began to work out and a active water intrusion is very apparent. The roof deck is spongy around the vent and wood rot is suspected. I suggest contacting a licensed...
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