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Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/18, 6:31 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 51,914
Posted By Francis McNamee
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose to...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose to do an essay on decks. During an inspection I did on a deck several years ago, I discovered that it was not supported properly. My report stated;The rear...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/18, 6:20 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 51,914
Posted By Francis McNamee
Inspection & Writing Assignment: During a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

During a home I inspected this year I encountered a tree next to the exterior of the house, on the right rear side. My report read. Tree limbs that are touching...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/18, 6:52 PM
Replies: 19,072
Views: 344,002
Posted By Francis McNamee
Research & Writing Assignment: My essay...

Research & Writing Assignment:

My essay will be on double taps found in a main electrical panel. During one of my inspections this year I found a double tap. I informed my client this; The main...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/18, 6:46 PM
Replies: 19,072
Views: 344,002
Posted By Francis McNamee
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Repair all...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Repair all of the damaged roof rafters in the attic. (There are three of them). One of the rafters is split, and is on the rear side of the roof near the center...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/28/18, 6:41 PM
Replies: 15,179
Views: 247,997
Posted By Francis McNamee
Research & Writing Assignment: My Essay...

Research & Writing Assignment:

My Essay will be about mold, and mold that I found and tested at one of my home inspections this tear. Evidence of possible mold is present on parts of the floor...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/28/18, 6:31 PM
Replies: 15,179
Views: 247,997
Posted By Francis McNamee
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Found high...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Found high moisture levels on the front and rear walls in the basement (100%). Recommendations to correct this are; #1--The surface of the ground next to the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 6:21 PM
Replies: 18,017
Views: 290,643
Posted By Francis McNamee
No evidence of a recent water problem in the...

No evidence of a recent water problem in the basement was found. However, slight efflorescence is present on the foundation walls in the basement mechanical room, and in the crawlspace area. This is...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 6:18 PM
Replies: 18,017
Views: 290,643
Posted By Francis McNamee
Many times the surface of the ground next to the...

Many times the surface of the ground next to the front, rear and sides of the house does not slope away from the house foundation as it should. That can allow too much rain water runoff to soak into...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 4:15 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 19,460
Posted By Francis McNamee
Some homes I inspect have cracked heat...

Some homes I inspect have cracked heat ex-changers. My reports reflect this comment; The gas-fired furnace in the basement requires repair to replace the cracked heat ex-changer. Crack heat...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 4:13 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 19,460
Posted By Francis McNamee
There is a gap around the metal vent connector...

There is a gap around the metal vent connector from the furnace exhaust flue pipe where it connects to the masonry chimney flue, in the basement. (This is a safety hazard that can let deadly CO gases...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 3:32 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 116,004
Posted By Francis McNamee
Often I find frayed sheathing on main electrical...

Often I find frayed sheathing on main electrical drops during a home inspection. My reports say this; The electrical service entrance cable on the exterior of the house has frayed exterior sheathing,...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 3:30 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 116,004
Posted By Francis McNamee
On many occasions I find double taps during my...

On many occasions I find double taps during my home inspection in the main electrical panels. These main electrical service panels require repair to correct any improper double taps. Normally, the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 2:44 PM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 74,426
Posted By Francis McNamee
I have found over the years that some roofing...

I have found over the years that some roofing shingles have moss and lichen growing on them in shaded areas. This normally does not affect the performance of the roof surface, and is symptomatic of...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 2:40 PM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 74,426
Posted By Francis McNamee
The picture above is a roof I inspected that is...

The picture above is a roof I inspected that is in deteriorated condition, and needs to be replaced. The asphalt shingle roof surface is on the rear of the house and is in deteriorated condition,...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 1:59 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 252,616
Posted By Francis McNamee
On many homes I inspect I find deck ledger boards...

On many homes I inspect I find deck ledger boards improperly secured to the house. When I find this I include the following for repairs; The deck ledger board that connects the deck to the house is...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 1:51 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 252,616
Posted By Francis McNamee
This is a picture of a deck I inspected.The...

This is a picture of a deck I inspected.The stairway off of the rear deck has more than four steps, and requires a handrail. This deck is missing the required handrail, and it was listed as a repair...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/24/17, 9:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Francis McNamee
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/24/17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Francis McNamee
Different Radon Monitors

I currently rent Femto-Tech 510 radon monitors. I'm looking to purchase several used monitors to cut down on my monthly expenses. I've looked at Sun Nuclear, and I like there machines, but what I...
Forum: Classified Ads 5/24/17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By Francis McNamee
ISO Femto-tech 510 monitors

Hi Im trying to locate some used Femto-tech 510 monitors. Ive looked at other radon devices but i like the report these machines print. My # is 717-495-0858 if anyone has one or knows of someone who...
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