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Forum: Classified Ads 9/16/18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Charles W. Corley
RTCA Charcoal Canister Test Kits

RTCA Passive Charcoal Radon Gas Test Kits. These are used to test for radon gas in the air. I used them to make duplicate tests while using a continuous radon monitor (CRM). Duplicate tests are...
Forum: Classified Ads 9/16/18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Carbon Monoxide Detector Meter (CO Inspector)

This Sensorcon Model: "Detector" is a small carbon monoxide meter purchased in 2017. Easily wearable to protect yourself and your client from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The original cost was $139....
Forum: Classified Ads 9/13/18, 5:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Canon SX730 HS 40x Zoom Camera for Sale

Canon PowerShot SX730 Digital Camera w/40x Optical Zoom & 3 Inch Tilt LCD, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Enabled (Black)

This is a great camera for home inspections. It was purchased in 2018 new. Asking...
Forum: Classified Ads 9/13/18, 5:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Amprobe GSD600 Gas Leak Detector for Sale

The Amprobe GSD600 Gas Leak Detector is a fast responding gas leak detector for methane and propane gas. It was purchased new in 2017 and works perfect. I am asking only $80 for it.

I just retired...
Forum: Classified Ads 9/13/18, 5:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Ideal Industries 61-164 SureTest Circuit Analyzer for Sale

This professional electrical circuit analyzer was purchased new in 2017 and works perfect. It was purchased through Amazon as The Inspector Outlet did not sell it. I am asking only $250.

The Ideal...
Forum: Classified Ads 9/13/18, 5:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Tramex MRH III Moisture and Humidity Meter for Sale

This Tramex moisture meter was purchased new in 2016 and is in perfect condition. I purchased the pin probe separate and is included. I just retired from the home inspection business and need to sell...
Forum: Classified Ads 9/13/18, 4:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Sun Nuclear Model 1028 For Sale

Sun Nuclear Model 1028 Continuous Radon Monitor for sale. I am retiring and selling off my equipment. Purchased new in 2015 with hard case and door hanger signs. Perfect working order. Hard to find...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/17/18, 4:31 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 3,869
Posted By Charles W. Corley
I found an article on unvented roof assemblies...

I found an article on unvented roof assemblies written by Nick. Unvented attic home designs are still controversial although they are included in the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC). The...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/17/18, 4:11 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 3,869
Posted By Charles W. Corley
The home was built in the 1880's and the asphalt...

The home was built in the 1880's and the asphalt shingle roof has tow layers of shingles. The roof is missing the kick-out flashing along the wall as you can see in the photo. I was able to see metal...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/29/17, 6:42 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 10,130
Posted By Charles W. Corley
For the Log Home Inspection class, I chose an...

For the Log Home Inspection class, I chose an image from the inspection gallery titled "Clearance from Grade". The photo shows the logs need a clearance from grade of at least 12 inches. This double...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/29/17, 6:31 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 10,130
Posted By Charles W. Corley
This photo was a recent inspection and has logs...

This photo was a recent inspection and has logs with butt joints. The class did not discuss butt joints much and I thought I would share it. After some research, I did not find info on sealing butt...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/22/17, 2:25 PM
Replies: 4,729
Views: 58,458
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: Foundation Walls & Piers Course

I selected the article "Structural Design of Foundations for the Home Inspector" written by Nick & Ben. This article dives very deep into concrete strength, wall design, loads on walls, building...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/22/17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,729
Views: 58,458
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: Foundation Walls & Piers Course

These basement wall photos are from a 60-year old ranch home with a full basement in Iowa. The photos show horizontal cracking in the middle of the wall top to bottom. The wall was made from...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/17, 4:21 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 12,292
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course

I selected the article titled " Stucco (consumer-targeted)". Stucco has been very popular in Europe as most of their building are masonry construction. Stucco became a good way of repairing and...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/17, 3:38 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 12,292
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course

This photo is of an 18-year old home with hard coat stucco. The caulk around the windows has hardened and cracked along all of the windows. You can tell someone has worked on the caulk or cracks at...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/13/17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 51,906
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: "Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior" online video course

As part of the Exterior Inspection course, I selected an article titled 'Residential Foundation Insulation" to discuss. Most homes in Iowa have basements. Many of the older homes have foam insulation...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/13/17, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 51,906
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: "Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior" online video course

This 110 year old home has many defects on the exterior. The photo attached shows the front porch and the stairs leading up to the porch. The stairs has handrail posts, but some has used plastic...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/13/17, 2:37 PM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 74,417
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: "10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection" online video course

I selected an article written by Nick and Kenton Shepard, titled 'Inspecting Underlayment of Roofs'. The article stated that home inspectors are not required confirm whether the right underlayment...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/13/17, 2:08 PM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 74,417
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: "10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection" online video course

This roof photo shows architectural asphalt shingles with a valley covered using the cross-cut technique and is very popular in our area in Iowa. There are 4-types of valley installations to choose...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/12/17, 5:46 PM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 56,665
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: "Defect Recognition & Report Writing" online course

I selected an article from InterNACHI Library, titled Adjustable Steel Posts. I see these type posts daily in Iowa since 95% of the homes have basements. The posts I see are usually 3" in diameter,...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/12/17, 5:30 PM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 56,665
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: "Defect Recognition & Report Writing" online course

This photo shows a home with an asphalt shingle roof with an estimated slope 4:12. The front porch roof was a lower slope and I estimated it to be 2:12. The front porch roof was a built up roof (BUR)...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/4/17, 3:19 PM
Replies: 5,838
Views: 83,329
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course

After reading the article, Water Heater Expansion Tanks, I realized I do not see water expansion tanks installed. They are not even installed in brand new and very expensive homes. After a little...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/4/17, 2:44 PM
Replies: 5,838
Views: 83,329
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course

Josh,

I have found using the Building Center.org is the best resource for getting age data for water heaters and HVAC equipment. http://www.buildingcenter.org/
Forum: Student Discussions 1/4/17, 2:39 PM
Replies: 5,838
Views: 83,329
Posted By Charles W. Corley
Re: How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course

The water gas fired water heater in this photo has a TPR valve, but its discharge pipe is too short for optimum safety. The discharge pipe should terminate within 6-inches of the floor to prevent...
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 12/16/16, 4:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,043
Posted By Charles W. Corley
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