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Forum: Inspection Education & Training 10/19/17, 5:51 PM
Replies: 10,455
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I examined a picture from the gallery showing the...

I examined a picture from the gallery showing the correct assembly of a barrel-style clay tile roof. We have a lot of these roofs in my area, and they are very fragile. Spanish clay tile roofs was...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 10/19/17, 5:43 PM
Replies: 10,455
Views: 231,673
Here's a picture of substandard wiring in an...

Here's a picture of substandard wiring in an attic. The whole attic had open splices, unprotected and unsecured wiring just like this area. At least this was visible so that contact was easily...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/16/17, 2:32 PM
Replies: 9,894
Views: 136,078
For this assignment, I examined a gallery graphic...

For this assignment, I examined a gallery graphic that showed the required clearances for a chimney protruding through a pitched roof. The '3,2,10' rule applies here; the chimney must be at least 3'...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/16/17, 2:24 PM
Replies: 9,894
Views: 136,078
Here is a pic from an inspection where the...

Here is a pic from an inspection where the kickout flashing was missing (note the vertical stain on the stucco wall), and my comment:

Missing 'kick-out' flashing. Kick-out (or 'diverter') flashing...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/16/17, 2:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Forum: California Home Inspectors 8/14/17, 2:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Forum: California Home Inspectors 5/30/17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 5/19/17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Re: Yes! The attic access needs insulation

Yep; a two inch thick slab styrofoam-type insulation, and Liquid-Nails takes care of that.

I also like to apply 3/4" foam weather stripping around the rim of the access upon which the access panel...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/3/17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Re: Goodman Gas-fired furnace RECALL

Thanks for posting this, Jeffrey.

I inspected a house last Friday that had a Goodman furnace; not part of this recall, though, thankfully.
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/3/17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Re: Angie's List gets bought out. Joins HomeAdvisor.

And it appears that Google has made some sort of deal with Angie's List that gives AL priority in Google's search rankings...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/3/17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/23/17, 2:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Re: Photo Tip#1

Middle finger up means I've had enough of the twit agent that keeps asking me how much longer the inspection will be...
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 4/20/17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 4/19/17, 8:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Re: Free home inspection checklists.

Dave, may I borrow a portion of that?
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 4/19/17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Re: Free home inspection checklists.

Do you have a checklist that can be forwarded to a seller that tells them how to prepare their home for an inspection (e.g., accessibility, utilities on, etc.) and what to do on the day of the...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 4/15/17, 5:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Forum: California Home Inspectors 4/9/17, 2:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Re: Conejo, Simi, Moorpark Realtor Expo

Great to meet you, Ian!
Forum: HomeGauge 4/6/17, 8:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Re: Select Summary by Item ?

Yes, all comments are supposed to be automatically marked to be included in the summary if the section that you are working in is marked R/R.

However, I still make sure the summary box is checked...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 4/4/17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Re: Pool Inspections

No pool vacuum is a defect to you?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/4/17, 2:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Re: Using the Spectoscope

Sure...are you planning to be at the Expo this Friday?
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 4/3/17, 2:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Re: Infrared Agreement

It's an addendum to/for a home inspection agreement.

I did use it a couple of weeks ago to create a stand-alone IR Agreement by melding it with a walk-through agreement.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/3/17, 2:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Re: Using the Spectoscope

Thanks, Ian; I really appreciate your kind comment, and the help that you give the board.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/3/17, 2:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Re: Using the Spectoscope

I made my own.

It's described in this blog post. (https://www.goldenarrowhomeinspection.com/blog/2017/3/23/up-on-the-roof)
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/31/17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Re: Inspection Fees

You're assuming that his, yours, mine, and everybody else's overhead, expenses, and required margin are the same...not reality.
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 3/24/17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Re: Little Giant ladders recalled.

AKA 'Design Optimization' ;-)
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