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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/30/18, 11:24 PM
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Posted By Patrick Murphy
Re: Weird framing for a Truss system, thoughts?

Yes I did. He has been busy with other projects of late and I wanted a second opinion since I wasn't able to provide him with the photos I captured with my camera.
I posted in the forum before I...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/30/18, 6:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Re: Weird framing for a Truss system, thoughts?

Did I post this in the wrong forum?
Are you guys like this to every new member when they ask basic questions?
Do you normally go out of your way to insult everyone?
I have been certified for 3...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/30/18, 3:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Re: Weird framing for a Truss system, thoughts?

The center struts were twisted. And they look out of allignment to me. Ive seen 24 and 16 OC obviously. I just don't normally see both used in one house.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/30/18, 1:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Re: Weird framing for a Truss system, thoughts?

First, I am not a CMI, nor have I ever said I am. I would recommend you read the entire page (instead of the header) before you assume, and go out of your way to insult them.

In this photo you can...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/29/18, 9:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/29/18, 9:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Weird framing for a Truss system, thoughts?

I attached the photos of the truss system I inspected this morning. No ridge board? The Trusses are also 24 inches on center for the most part. There is an area where they are less than 16 inches on...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/25/18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,882
Views: 68,821
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Research & Writing Assignment: The article...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The article I chose is "Thermal Imaging Reports". I learned that taking a photo of the problem area with a regular camera can show the client what they see without...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/25/18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,882
Views: 68,821
Posted By Patrick Murphy
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In this...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In this thermal image you can see that one of the conductors is overheating due to over loading the circuit. This photo was taken in my own home at a distribution...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/19/18, 9:31 PM
Replies: 3,207
Views: 50,686
Posted By Patrick Murphy
In this photo I am using a telescopic ladder....

In this photo I am using a telescopic ladder. This ladder has locking rungs that are unlocked my pushing buttons on each side of the ladder inward to allow the rungs to slide inside each other. This...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/19/18, 9:30 PM
Replies: 3,207
Views: 50,686
Posted By Patrick Murphy
For this essay I chose to read the "Do classroom...

For this essay I chose to read the "Do classroom home inspection courses harm consumers?" article since my father Tim and I have been working close with the InterNACHI staff to start a Northern...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/20/18, 4:03 PM
Replies: 18,305
Views: 333,312
Posted By Patrick Murphy
For this essay I read "10 Rental Tools for DIY...

For this essay I read "10 Rental Tools for DIY Home Projects". It's good to have a list of items that homeowners can tackle on their own, since there is a much larger list of things that we recommend...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/20/18, 3:54 PM
Replies: 18,305
Views: 333,312
Posted By Patrick Murphy
This photo is of aluminum wiring inside of the...

This photo is of aluminum wiring inside of the main panel for this house. As you can see, the wires are heating up and melting the wire nuts. This was not done by a licensed electrician. This panel...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 3:58 PM
Replies: 7,383
Views: 61,224
Posted By Patrick Murphy
For this essay I chose the "Inspecting a Deck"...

For this essay I chose the "Inspecting a Deck" article. I have inspected many decks and have never used some of the techniques recommended in the article. I will start using a hammer to check for...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 3:53 PM
Replies: 7,383
Views: 61,224
Posted By Patrick Murphy
This photo is of the underside of a newly built...

This photo is of the underside of a newly built deck. The deck was framed with untreated lumber. Unfortunately the deck is too low to use untreated lumber. The untreated member are 14 inches from the...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 3:11 PM
Replies: 8,906
Views: 34,708
Posted By Patrick Murphy
For this essay I read "How to Create Home...

For this essay I read "How to Create Home Inspection Websites". What a wealth of knowledge about creating my own home inspector website. I didn't realize that the website was such a crucial part of...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/28/18, 2:36 PM
Replies: 8,906
Views: 34,708
Posted By Patrick Murphy
In this photograph is a composition roof changing...

In this photograph is a composition roof changing to a low slope rolled composition. You can see there is a blister at the rolled composition. This blister is in a low area and is creating a damming...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/23/18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7,383
Views: 61,224
Posted By Patrick Murphy
I studied the photo of the "Downspout Causing...

I studied the photo of the "Downspout Causing Post Decay". This is common in many areas in Northern California where there are wrap around decks (lake homes). Some of the decks are on grade or too...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/23/18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7,383
Views: 61,224
Posted By Patrick Murphy
This is a photo I took of a deck here in...

This is a photo I took of a deck here in California. You can see where I pushed my finger into the rotted wood. It is clearly damaged due to moisture intrusion. I notified the homeowner that the deck...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/22/18, 2:14 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 71,564
Posted By Patrick Murphy
For this essay I read "How to Get Real Estate...

For this essay I read "How to Get Real Estate Agents to Hand Out Your Cards". First thing to mention is the fact than InterNACHI provides cards to hand out to real estate agents. This is huge because...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/22/18, 1:27 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 71,564
Posted By Patrick Murphy
This is a concrete roof system. You can see from...

This is a concrete roof system. You can see from the photo that there is a gap between the two top rake tiles. I recommend the rake tiles be adhered to each other with an approved roofing adhesive....
Forum: Student Discussions 3/21/18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16,124
Views: 223,124
Posted By Patrick Murphy
I decides to read an article in the legal...

I decides to read an article in the legal section. I chose "For Members: A Letter Explaining Your InterNACHI Home Inspector Certification". It was very nice to know that you offered a letter that I...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/21/18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16,124
Views: 223,124
Posted By Patrick Murphy
This is a dryer vent terminating on the roof. The...

This is a dryer vent terminating on the roof. The dryer duct is in need of cleaning. You can see a heavy build up of dryer lint inside the elbow just below the roof jack. I recommended contacting a...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/20/18, 9:53 PM
Replies: 23,099
Views: 415,380
Posted By Patrick Murphy
I read the article about AFCI Testers....

I read the article about AFCI Testers. Interesting to note, the testers are referred to as "indicators" because they don't test the breaker with an actual arc but a pulse or waveform of 106 AMPS or...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/20/18, 9:21 PM
Replies: 23,099
Views: 415,380
Posted By Patrick Murphy
This is a 40 gallon water heater located inside a...

This is a 40 gallon water heater located inside a garage. The tank appears to be leaning back. After taking a closer look it appears that the cabinet is damaged and causing the water to lean back. I...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/17/18, 9:12 PM
Replies: 34,941
Views: 477,746
Posted By Patrick Murphy
There is a tree growing very close to the...

There is a tree growing very close to the structure. I would recommend the tree be removed or trimmed so it is not touching the roof and or the structure. If the tree is not removed or trimmed it...
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