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Forum: Student Discussions 3/27/18, 5:41 PM
Replies: 15,167
Views: 255,121
I chose to write about the chimney clearance in...

I chose to write about the chimney clearance in the attic. The insulation and building materials must be kept 1" to 2" from the chimney with a box around it to keep the insulation away. Also a fire...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/27/18, 5:38 PM
Replies: 15,167
Views: 255,121
Here we have settlement crack in a cement floor...

Here we have settlement crack in a cement floor in the basement. There does not seam to be any water intrusion but should be inspected regularly. It should be inspected to make sure it is not...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/23/18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 231,575
https://www.nachi.org/carbon-monoxide.htm I...

https://www.nachi.org/carbon-monoxide.htm I learnt how carbon monoxide effects the body by binding to our blood cells and displacing the oxygen that we need. And that even low doses over a long...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/23/18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16,600
Views: 231,575
This fireplace is a gas log insert that was...

This fireplace is a gas log insert that was concerted from a wood burning fire place. The dampener that is shown in the picture is not clipped. The dampener should be clipped open to let the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/25/17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Re: Deck Collapse

Like Marcel said the joist should have been going the other way to spread the load out along the wall of the lodge instead of just a single load point. Or don't attach the deck to the home. Here in...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 6/3/17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Re: No gate leading to property yards

Just make sure when bringing the goats through the house that they don't start to eat the funiture.:D
Forum: Exterior Inspections 6/1/17, 9:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Re: No gate leading to property yards

With a pool too some jurisdictions will require a self closing gate.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 5/29/17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Re: Asphalt shingle movement

It is when shingles are installed in a straight up application instead of side to side,



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Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 5/23/17, 9:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Re: Rotten Pressure Treated Post

That is because the pressure treated wood from 1990 had a chemical with arsenic (CCA). The copper additive they use now doesn't compare to the old stuff. The decks that were built 20 years ago are...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 5/22/17, 2:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Re: Membership Fees

The membership fee is in US dollars so there will be a conversion. I don't remember being charged for HST.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/17/17, 9:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Re: Weep holes needed???

you can see the mortar deteriorating on the left hand side of the conduit where there is stain running down. There is also a hole where the conduit is going into the home. Maybe investigate a...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/12/17, 8:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Re: worn-out toilet

Don't install upside down.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/6/17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Re: Inspection Request Scam

thank you for posting this I just got one from Cheryl Taylor. Seems she is making the rounds. Just feel sorry for any Cheryl Taylor that really wants to book a inspection. NO one is going to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/5/17, 4:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Re: Cannot pass the inspector exam any advice?

Maybe take some night courses about construction at a community college.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 4/29/17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Re: Custom Kick-out

It looks like in the second picture you can see wood and an area where water can penetrate.
Forum: Structural Inspections 4/24/17, 6:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Re: Bendy Brick!

That is why you will see these reinforcing rods on many old buildings.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 4/22/17, 9:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 49,764
Re: stairs and railings

Yes the threshold would be considered a riser and would be inconsistent riser height. It has 4 risers so it should have a handrail on one side.
Forum: Interior Inspections 4/21/17, 5:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Re: Photoelectric sensors

As in they want to be Indiana Jones.:D
Forum: Student Discussions 4/18/17, 4:48 PM
Replies: 23,704
Views: 427,319
Re: "25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know" course

Attic pull-down ladders.

I learned about some of the defects on the way that some home owners install the attic ladders. They tend to cut into structural members and use the wrong nails or...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/18/17, 4:27 PM
Replies: 23,704
Views: 427,319
Re: "25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know" course

The picture is of a dryer vent coming out of a brick veneer wall. The vent should not have a screen in front and should have a backstop device to prevent animals or weather from getting into the...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 4/17/17, 9:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Re: Guess The Defect

wrong type of lumber, pressure treated lumber is required for outdoor use.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 4/17/17, 9:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Re: What the He!!

I think gorilla tape would be better choice for that. Regular duck tape won't cut it:D
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/17/17, 5:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Re: Roof Inspection

there is something off about the flashing too. Don't think the flashing should be shaped like a ramp to jump to the next roof.;)
Forum: Student Discussions 3/31/17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35,994
Views: 490,856
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

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This picture relates to the ground clearance for non-treated wood. The foundation or pier must be 12" up from grade and the joists must be 18" above grade. A wood girder or a post...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/31/17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35,994
Views: 490,856
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

This photo is of a leak that is occurring at the header joist and subfloor on an exterior wall. There is an exterior door right above this area. A further evaluation would be in order to find out...
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