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Forum: Student Discussions 2/21/19, 9:18 PM
Replies: 14,702
Views: 247,670
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: Aluminum...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Aluminum Siding Inspection - Introduced in the 1940's still used today. Not as popular,vinyl siding being more widely used. Inspectors should be familiar with the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/21/19, 8:56 PM
Replies: 14,702
Views: 247,670
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Exterior...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Exterior Stairs - Handrail height should be between 34" and 38". It should be continuous through its length. If the stairway consists of 4 or more risers there...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/27/19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11,871
Views: 246,536
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: Hammer test...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Hammer test of ledger board fasteners - A simple test for an inspector to verify how secure the fasteners are in cement or concrete is to lightly tap the bolt with...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/27/19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11,871
Views: 246,536
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: When...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

When inspecting a deck it is important to verify correct attachment method is used for joist hangers. The correct type and quantity of screws must be used. Wood...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/12/19, 1:12 PM
Replies: 14,707
Views: 241,655
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: Moisture...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Moisture Intrusion - A house is a sum of multiple systems. The exterior envelope including the roof, windows and doors, exterior finishing are the first natural...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/8/19, 4:04 AM
Replies: 14,707
Views: 241,655
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Main floor...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Main floor window facing North. Three areas of potential water entering the wall cavity. Deteriorating and cracked caulking, cracks and gaps in window sill and...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/3/19, 7:16 AM
Replies: 18,783
Views: 288,781
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: A bidet is...

Research & Writing Assignment:

A bidet is becoming a more popular feature in North American homes. Inspectors are not required to explain operation of devices but they may pass on helpful...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/3/19, 6:53 AM
Replies: 18,783
Views: 288,781
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Sink...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Sink located in the main floor bathroom. Porcelain sink with build in overflow and pop up stopper. Proper function of overflow and pop up stopper was observed at...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/14/18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17,411
Views: 282,949
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: Ballon...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Ballon framing was common when long lengths of studs were more widely available and economical to produce. With the demise of abundant mature trees the more common...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/14/18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17,411
Views: 282,949
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Vertical...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Vertical foundation crack located on east side. Evidence of repetitive repair. May be indication of continued settlement. Interior side of wall should be...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/8/18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18,920
Views: 347,173
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: Inspecting...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Inspecting Service Entrance - As a CPI Inspector it is a requirement as per the SOP to inspect the main service disconnect and over-current protection devices. It...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/8/18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18,920
Views: 347,173
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: A number...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

A number of deficiencies were noted when inspecting this electrical panel. The first is that it is a FPE Stablock brand panel requiring further evaluation by a...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/25/18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 35,164
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Research & Writing Assignment: Inspecting...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Inspecting Roof Panel Sheathing - Sheathing can by plywood or OSB of minimum 5/8" thickness. The panels are laid perpendicular to the rafters with a maximum span of...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/25/18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 35,164
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Properly...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Properly installed gutters will collect water run off from the roof. They are secured using nails, screws or special clips.They must be free of debris to allow...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 5/22/18, 8:53 PM
Replies: 1,689
Views: 229,011
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/15/18, 9:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Re: EliteMGA announces strategic partnership with InterNACHI.

Do they provide coverage in Canada? Particularly in Quebec.
Forum: Student Discussions 4/16/18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23,152
Views: 416,543
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Masonry chimneys should be inspected...

Masonry chimneys should be inspected periodically.Immediately following seismic activity. Damaged brick and mortar joints can result in injury from falling debris. Significant structural damage can...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/16/18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23,152
Views: 416,543
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Here is a picture of a typical electric hot water...

Here is a picture of a typical electric hot water heater. It has a TPR valve properly installed at the top of the tank. However missing is the discharge tube. The tube should be the same diameter as...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/26/18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18,414
Views: 334,272
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors Because...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Detectors Because Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas in colorless and odorless it is important that homes which burn combustible fuels for heating and/or have indoor garages...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/26/18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18,414
Views: 334,272
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Extension cord used for garage door opener....

Extension cord used for garage door opener. Dedicated outlet required. There is an outlet present to the left of opener however upon inspection it was not connected to electrical panel. Wiring for...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/19/18, 5:10 PM
Replies: 35,061
Views: 479,271
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Garage Inspection - Roof trusses are never to be...

Garage Inspection - Roof trusses are never to be modified from their original design unless approved by a structural engineer. Installation of trusses should be as specified in order for them to...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/19/18, 4:49 PM
Replies: 35,061
Views: 479,271
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Garage ceiling below living space missing...

Garage ceiling below living space missing insulation and fire code drywall board. Joints to be taped and covered by two coats of drywall plaster. Vehicle exhaust fumes can enter the living space...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/18/18, 4:26 PM
Replies: 33,630
Views: 392,605
Posted By Alfred Weippert
Prevent a Stink, Include a Link. In order to...

Prevent a Stink, Include a Link. In order to avoid the situation where a client did not understand the limited scope of the inspection include a link to InterNachi SOP on your website and in the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/18/18, 4:06 PM
Replies: 33,630
Views: 392,605
Posted By Alfred Weippert
In order for a home inspector to build and...

In order for a home inspector to build and maintain a solid reputation it is important that he/she realizes that their responsibility is to the "house". By staying true to the Code of Ethics and SOP...
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