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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/22/19, 9:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Grounding Rods

I agree with Manny and Kenny we have older homes using the water pipe as a ground (still allowed by the NEC) and older homes were the galvanized/copper water line has been replaced with plastic, some...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/18/19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Split bus double tap

Best guess and only a guess, it looks like two #10 wires were used because they didn't have #6 to feed the bottom.

Home Inspection Services, Termite, Radon & Sewer Scope...
Forum: Inspection Support Network (ISN) 2/16/19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,049
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: asking for reviews

John
Pease add me to the list.
Donhawley575@gmail.com

Thanks
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 2/16/19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,745
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Radon: NRSB or NRPP

Why waste your money? You have two certifications from InterNACHI. You are about to pay to take a test and pay to belong to an association your client has never heard of and would not be able to...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/19, 9:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

The current NEC says it is wrong. Whether anyone wants to update an unsafe condition is up to them, my job stops at pointing it out.
Forum: Student Discussions 2/11/19, 5:31 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 1,481
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Research & Writing Assignment: What I...

Research & Writing Assignment:

What I learned from the FAA regulations and policies hand book is that the requirements for a drone pilots licence was obviously compiled by a bureaucrat that...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 2/5/19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Dishwasher Drain

Yep over thought that one
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 2/4/19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Dishwasher Drain

Rough in is to high for starters, left little other choice. Still wrong enters before the trap.
Forum: Student Discussions 2/3/19, 9:33 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 58,485
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Research & Writing Assignment: ...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Communication skills and common sense are two of the most import tools a home inspector can have in their tool book. Most complaints can be handled with common...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/3/19, 9:25 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 58,485
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Inspection & Writing Assignment: We use the...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

We use the InterNACHI Satisfaction survey form on all of our inspections. So far with thousands of satisfied customers the only coplaint we have had was fro a...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/1/19, 9:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

2017 NEC would be the basis for my recommendation that it does not meet current safety standards. I dont care when it was built, wrong is wrong. My job is to point it out not to decide if it will...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 1/31/19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Rolled roofing installed over metal.

I believe the general installation instructions call for clean flat surface.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 1/31/19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Concrete patch on asphalt roofing ..Wow!

They told him it was roofing cement at Home Depo. LOL
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/27/19, 2:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 30,263
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Toilet Does Not Always Flush...Why?

I agree with Jimmy, intermittent performance indicates an obstruction that moves around causing the intermittent problem. My daughters was a spoon, I have heard of toys etc. Only way to be sure is...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/27/19, 2:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

Also note that a detached structure requires a grounding source (ground rod) whether it is a 3 or 4 wire remote panel. The ground rod can not be used as the only source of grounding and must be tied...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/21/19, 8:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: CAFCI breaker

For an extra $5 they can use a dual purpose AFCI/GFCI breaker and everyone would be happy.
Forum: Student Discussions 1/20/19, 9:17 AM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 50,879
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The mold...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The mold in this picture shows an obvious mold problem. The EPA would not recommend testing instead it would recommend going straight to remediation and...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/20/19, 9:08 AM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 50,879
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Research & Writing Assignment: Mold is...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Mold is found everywhere and can cause damage to property and is easily controlled. Mold control consists of controlling moisture intrusion into the home. Sources...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/3/19, 9:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Bunched grounds

Robert

I hadn't considered one wire, I was thinking twisted cable. Of coarse the proper installation would have been an additional ground bar. Good catch.


Don Hawley CPI
Hawley Home...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/2/19, 3:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Bunched grounds

Panel is bonded and the lug used seems to be large enough for these grounds (6?). I would recommend repair of double lugged neutrals and evaluation of grounds by a qualified electrician.
Forum: Student Discussions 12/23/18, 4:32 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 78,470
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Research & Writing Assignment: Radon gas is...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the US exceeded only by smoking. Radon is responsible for up to 21,000 deaths from cancer each year....
Forum: Student Discussions 12/23/18, 4:25 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 78,470
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is a mitigation gauge on an operating radon mitigation system. This house tested at 0.7 with the system running. Pipe came from the basement into the...
Forum: Interior Inspections 12/20/18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Window egress question

I vote in favor of the contractor, all I need as a firefighter is an opening I can easily break out. The AHJ's in our area will allow double hungs. Second story DH sashes are often removed to...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/20/18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: Hip and Valley rafters

I agree with Larry. An engineer is probably over kill I would just recommend a qualified framing contractor and let him decide if he needs an engineer or architect, my bet is no.

Don Hawley CPI...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/20/18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Don C. Hawley
Re: White Stains on roof

FYI, for retrofit on existing roofs there are a number of products from zinc strips to spray on algae killers.

Don Hawley CPI
Hawley Home Inspections LLC

Home Inspection Services, Termite,...
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