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Forum: Student Discussions 7/18/18, 8:16 PM
Replies: 837
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Research & Writing Assignment: The majority...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The majority of air conditioning units in the United States are refrigerant cooling systems. These are typically a split system with a condenser located outside and...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/18/18, 8:04 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 19,465
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is a picture of a goodmen AC condenser. It was manufactured in 2015 according to the serial number. It has a SEER rating of 14.5 which is acceptable at this...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/28/18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 16,569
There are many ways to save money on energy...

There are many ways to save money on energy costs. A simple but effective thing you can do is replace all your incandescent light bulbs to LED bulbs. You could change your water heater to a tankless...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/28/18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 16,569
This is a photo of blown in insulation with a...

This is a photo of blown in insulation with a depth of approx 12 inches. The R-value oh 12 in depth blown in is approx. R-43. This is appropriate for an attic space in order to aid in preventing...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/29/18, 7:38 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 22,091
Upselling mold testing is great for extra...

Upselling mold testing is great for extra revenue. Many inspectors are concerned about being sued, but the inspectors who get sued are the ones who Arent offering testing. If you test for mold and...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/29/18, 7:09 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 22,091
This is a photo of a thermal hygrometer. It tells...

This is a photo of a thermal hygrometer. It tells you temperature, relative humidity, dew point, and grains per pound. This particular hygrometer also doubles as a penetrating moisture meter. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 7:40 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 19,863
A blower door is basically a door with a fan in...

A blower door is basically a door with a fan in it that will manipulate the pressure inside a structure in order to gather data on air leakage. While using the blower door it can create airflow...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 7:35 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 19,863
This is a picture of R-30 insulation on a knee...

This is a picture of R-30 insulation on a knee wall into an attic space. This insulation is part of the thermal barrier of the home at the attic space. What you cant see in this picture is a...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/27/18, 8:04 PM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 37,020
There are many ways to save money on your utility...

There are many ways to save money on your utility bill by using less energy. A great way to do this would be to lower your heat when you are in bed or away from home. Programmable thermostats can be...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/27/18, 8:00 PM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 37,020
This is a picture of batted R-30 insulation...

This is a picture of batted R-30 insulation installed in an attic behind a knee wall. In this section of an attic the floor should be insulated, the knee wall, and the ceiling above living spaces....
Forum: Student Discussions 3/25/18, 8:58 PM
Replies: 5,826
Views: 116,062
Electrical panels are boxes used to house circuit...

Electrical panels are boxes used to house circuit breakers in order to protect from over current. Extreame caution should be utilized when inspecting an electrical panel, especially after removing...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/25/18, 8:51 PM
Replies: 5,826
Views: 116,062
This is a photo of a General Electric panel box....

This is a photo of a General Electric panel box. The dead front cover has not been removed and un-able to inspect the wiring behind it. According to the main shutoff the box is rated at 200 amps....
Forum: Student Discussions 10/22/17, 3:40 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 248,153
Moisture intrusion is a major issue in homes...

Moisture intrusion is a major issue in homes because it can cause structural damage, rot and mold growth. Preventing these issues through proper drainage, vapor retarders, HVAC, dehumidification and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/22/17, 3:12 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 248,153
This photo shows signs of moisture intrusion...

This photo shows signs of moisture intrusion through the brick foundation wall. You can see efflorescence on the brick from moisture leaving salts on the brick. On the other side of the brick...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/19/17, 7:45 PM
Replies: 12,392
Views: 252,737
According to the NEC since 2008 all homes with...

According to the NEC since 2008 all homes with decks that have 20 sq ft or more of useable space must have a receptacle outlet at the deck. The outlet cannot be 6 1/2 feet higher then the deck. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/19/17, 7:40 PM
Replies: 12,392
Views: 252,737
The picture of deck shows a couple problems....

The picture of deck shows a couple problems. First issue is that the original planks have been layered with a second layer of planks perpendicular to the original planking. This will create trapped...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/18/17, 7:31 PM
Replies: 19,316
Views: 296,896
Polybutylene (PB) is a water supply pipe used...

Polybutylene (PB) is a water supply pipe used from 1978 - 1995. There is evidence that shows it can react with elements in your water causing the pipe to flake and potentially rupture causing water...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/18/17, 7:12 PM
Replies: 19,316
Views: 296,896
In this picture you can see 2 angle stops, a...

In this picture you can see 2 angle stops, a straight atop, and a P-trap. The P-trap is designed to hold 2 inches of water in order to create a seal from gases on the backside of the P-Trap (sewer...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/14/17, 9:19 PM
Replies: 16,914
Views: 336,540
You should maintain your HVAC unit in order to...

You should maintain your HVAC unit in order to reduce unnessifarybstress ok the unit. Check your air filter once a month. If it is clogged and dirty, change it. If not check it again the following...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/14/17, 9:06 PM
Replies: 16,914
Views: 336,540
This is a condenser utilized for heating and air...

This is a condenser utilized for heating and air conditioning. It contains a compressor that compresses cold freon gas through a small copper tube. The compression of the freon makes the freon very...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/10/17, 8:56 PM
Replies: 17,112
Views: 337,155
While inspecting an un-vented conditioned crawl...

While inspecting an un-vented conditioned crawl space you should see insulation on the exterior foundation walls. You should also see a vapor barrier sealed covering the flooring in order to prevent...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/10/17, 8:37 PM
Replies: 17,112
Views: 337,155
This picture is if an attic space. Insulation is...

This picture is if an attic space. Insulation is fiberglass batt R-30. The manner in which it circulates air is though gable vents. A duct is visible that connects to an exhaust fan from a bathroom....
Forum: Student Discussions 10/8/17, 2:02 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 305,701
Kick out flashing is important to have in order...

Kick out flashing is important to have in order to prevent water intrusion. Kick out flashing should be installed where a sidewalk extends past where a roof terminates. The lockout flashing is...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/8/17, 1:49 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 305,701
This is a picture of a rake portion of the roof....

This is a picture of a rake portion of the roof. The white border directly underneath the asphalt shingles is the drip edge flashing. It is designed to protect from intrusion under the asphalt...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/7/17, 7:14 PM
Replies: 15,182
Views: 255,298
Vinyl siding is a very popular exterior cladding....

Vinyl siding is a very popular exterior cladding. It's a very durable, cost effective and easy to maintain product. As an inspector you are very likely to encounter vinyl siding frequently. A couple...
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