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Forum: Student Discussions 3/5/19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4,693
Views: 81,757
Posted By Jon Ellis
Research & Writing Assignment: I have...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I have chosen the essay Crawlspace Hazards and Inspection for my assignment. The focus of the article is on hazards of crawlspace inspections, such as pests, molds...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/5/19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,693
Views: 81,757
Posted By Jon Ellis
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The following photo shows active water intrusion into the Floor Structure, viewed from the Crawlspace. This area corresponds with an exterior door location and...
Forum: Inspection Support Network (ISN) 12/17/18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Recall Check feedback

Thanks guys. The fine print is not very impressive. Inspectors in my area lean heavily on the warranties. I've never been a fan, but it gives some consumers a warm fuzzy feeling...
Forum: Inspection Support Network (ISN) 12/17/18, 8:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Jon Ellis
Recall Check feedback

I have been considering the Recall Check/ 90 Day Warranty program. I've been hesitant to go down the warranty path, but it seems to have value in many's eyes. I tried to search the forum for any past...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/13/18, 9:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Jon Ellis
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/13/18, 2:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Orangeburg Poly-Xtra Pipe

When I searched for Orangeburg, I found some drain pipes that date back to the 1970s, made from some pressed material with a very poor track record. This stuff looked like modern plastic. I'm not...
Forum: HomeGauge 5/13/18, 2:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Dictation Software

Thanks Wayne!
Forum: HomeGauge 5/12/18, 6:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Jon Ellis
Dictation Software

I'm sure this has been covered before, but the search function wasn't turning up any past threads.


I'm looking for dictation software that I can use on my computer and with HG Companion in the...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/12/18, 6:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Orangeburg Poly-Xtra Pipe

Yes, municipal.


The home was built in 1991.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/11/18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Orangeburg Poly-Xtra Pipe

Here's a picture:
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/11/18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Jon Ellis
Orangeburg Poly-Xtra Pipe

Does anyone have any experience with "Orangeburg Poly-Xtra", used as a main water supply to a home. This pipe is black, 3/4", (perhaps in the polyethylene family?). It appears to be in good...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/20/18, 2:15 PM
Replies: 4,035
Views: 71,800
Posted By Jon Ellis
From the library article "Thermal Imaging...

From the library article "Thermal Imaging Reports", some important aspects of things to do and things to avoid are detailed. While it is important to clearly explain the capabilities of Thermal...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/20/18, 2:09 PM
Replies: 4,035
Views: 71,800
Posted By Jon Ellis
This image shows an attic area that has had a...

This image shows an attic area that has had a plywood deck installed, compressing the existing insulation into a 3.5 inch thickness, reducing the efficiency of the insulation in relation to the...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 8/31/17, 9:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Crack appearing.

Sean,

I can't say without more information. Cracks can be common and cracks can be significant. More information would be helpful. If your concerned, have someone look at it or post a lot more...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/30/17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Black PVC sealant?

That's what first came to mind! I've seen that stuff applied to foundation cracks and gutters, and this stuff was different. Everyone loves a guarantee...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/30/17, 8:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Black PVC sealant?

At first I thought it might be a band aid approach to a larger issue, but did not find anything else indicating that. Does't sound like this sets off any red-flag concerns for anyone out...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/29/17, 3:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Jon Ellis
Black PVC sealant?

This picture was taken in a 1995 crawlspace this morning. Almost every Schedule 40 PVC fitting was "painted" with this black/grey material. I've never come across a black PVC glue or seen this used...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/27/17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Revenue Streams

Scott,

That's a good question. I'm going to watch here for any advice from others. I just started getting occasional calls from out of town companies seeking drive-by information for investors and...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/28/17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 148,266
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Your home inspection website

Hi Kate,

Thanks for offering this feedback. I would appreciate any ideas or advice from you.

Sincerely,
Jon
Forum: HomeGauge 4/18/17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: HG Companion expired

Thanks Frank!
Forum: HomeGauge 4/18/17, 6:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Jon Ellis
HG Companion expired

I've been getting a message for a while now, a countdown of sorts, that my HG Companion app trial period is ending, blah, blah, blah. I just ignored it because I pay $59 per month, every month, and...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/16, 1:10 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 78,636
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

This entry is for the reading assignment portion of the Advanced Radon Course. I studied the graphic "Air Pressure and Radon Entry" which shows how leaks in the building envelope, the loss of...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/23/16, 6:43 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 52,023
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: "Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior" online video course

This image shows the intersection of an exterior door jamb and the door's threshold. The wood door jamb has become deteriorated and is in need of repair. There is a lack of overhang at this door...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 78,636
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

The image of the radon mitigation system shows the pvc exhaust terminating below the eave of the roof. Although there are no windows or doors within 10 feet of the exhaust, the radon exhaust vent...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/11/16, 1:32 PM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 78,636
Posted By Jon Ellis
Re: Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

This is the research portion of the Advanced Radon Course.

The inspection article “Radon- home buyers and sellers guide” is a good introduction to radon for the average home owner and I am...
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