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Forum: Student Discussions 2/17/19, 7:35 PM
Replies: 2,961
Views: 60,504
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Research & Writing Assignment: Pool & spa...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Pool & spa plumbing layout. As part of the current course subject, i viewed the photo on file regarding the directional flow of water from the pool, to the jet...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/17/19, 7:32 PM
Replies: 2,961
Views: 60,504
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Pool jet...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Pool jet pump, plumbing and valve systems, sand filter and solar heating systems inspected and acceptable during the inspection. Pool and systems included a...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/16/18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 61,608
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose the article on toilet inspections. Any cracks are defects. Inspector should test for any leaks at seals, bolts, and floor. Inspector should report if the...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/16/18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 61,608
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The deck...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The deck boards are showing signs of decay and damage. The wood is splitting in multiple areas leading to weakening of the boards. The fasteners are corroding...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 6/21/18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Re Roof - Missed Nails

Exactly, what most have done on my end as well - and I'm the "dick"
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 6/20/18, 4:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re Roof - Missed Nails

More and more frequently I have been running into the situation where there are just to many missed nails to where I call it out as defect in the home inspection report and do not give it the credit...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 6/20/18, 3:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,486
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Citizens 4PT 2018 fillable

thanks to the new form, my rates for four point inspections has doubled, even if in conjunction with a home inspection.
With a home inspection, i fill out the form for $100. if stand alone, the...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 6/20/18, 3:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Advice for hiring a new inspector

they should be treated as an independent contractor, carry their own license and insurance and be made aware of all the risks. I have mine fill out a legal document that basically says they are...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 6/20/18, 3:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,374
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Flir c2

from someone that used both, I bought a C2 as an entry level and it did its task but I have since upgraded to a E8 and the difference is beyond comparison. you can do even better than the E8 too,...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/31/18, 6:18 PM
Replies: 3,830
Views: 61,176
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Roofing - Asphalt. Viewing the available image...

Roofing - Asphalt. Viewing the available image from the inspection gallery where it pertains to this particular course, asphalt shingles are a very common product for re roofs in my area. Often I...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/31/18, 6:08 PM
Replies: 3,830
Views: 61,176
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Home built in 1990 with a closed permit for a re...

Home built in 1990 with a closed permit for a re roof shingle over in 2009. Home buyers were under the impression that the home would have the most recent nailing pattern required for a 2009 re...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/31/18, 5:49 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 19,333
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Broken ladder rung. Viewing the provided...

Broken ladder rung. Viewing the provided inspection gallery image, I was drawn to an image that I see quite often and in one "close call" almost cost me. During an inspection and when entering into...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/31/18, 5:43 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 19,333
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
The blown in insulation in this particular house...

The blown in insulation in this particular house is quite old and is matted down, less than 3 inches remain in some areas which greatly reduces the homes energy efficiency rating. Insulation should...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/16/18, 1:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Thermal Imager

sent you a PM - let me know if your interested in selling one of them and when.

Thanks!
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 5/15/18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Checking Heat mode in South Florida

This is what I do too. Want to make sure t at last turns on and there is no defect with the reversing valve. I won't wait until it reaches its max, I'll photo document the temp when it reaches 90 -...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 5/15/18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Wind Mitigation Nailing

Agree, when a home is built, that roofer has a line of site to view the truss while he is nailing that piece of sheathing, so fewer are missed. On a re roof, they generally go off of feel and often...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/15/18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Inspection Cameras

I use a Nikon coolpix W300 series. It's dust proof, shock proof and water proof. Small enough for a pocket or a pouch. Takes excellent photos, even in a lower resolution setting (so that the files...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/15/18, 9:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Thermal Imager

Larry, this is just for general home inspections. To locate potentials in what to look closer into.
Of course in FL, moisture is front and center and while I'll never rely on any TIC to do the...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/15/18, 9:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Thermal Imager

Awesome Jeffery! Thanks
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/15/18, 5:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: Thermal Imager

and that is why I posted the question. I would have made a mistake. I've been fine with the bottom of the barrel C2, its at least alerted me as to what to look at closer with more sensitive...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/15/18, 9:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Thermal Imager

I am building a new inspection bag and with it will be buying a new IR camera. Ive have done well with the Flir C2 but think I may want to upgrade. What are some suggestions?
Looking at Fluke too...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/27/17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
cedar shake roof nail penetrations

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okay, I think we can all say we've seen plenty of nails penetrating the roof decking from nailing of roof shingles. I'm sure we've all bent a back or shoulder into our fair share. but has...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/3/17, 1:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Hiring Experienced Inspector(s)

Sarasota County FL (area)
Well established inspection company with 18 years of experience that is experiencing a lot of growth. Looking to hire 1 or 2 new inspectors.

Currently I run a...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/9/16, 8:14 PM
Replies: 18,413
Views: 334,272
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: 'Safe Practices for Home Inspectors' Course

15 things a home inspector should own....
I can say that I do own all of these items but never really knew that they should be in my bag. Perhaps a few things should be added but at least I know if...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/9/16, 8:02 PM
Replies: 18,413
Views: 334,272
Posted By Charles H. Hodges
Re: 'Safe Practices for Home Inspectors' Course

After carefully removing the panel on an exterior Federal Pacific panel, I noticed a few deficiencies that were of some concern. First I noticed that there were a few loose breakers, damage to the...
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