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Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/24/18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Re: A/C design

I disagree. Having my older AC unit run non stop was much more comfortable than having the replacement heat pump cycle off every 15-20 minutes. OF course in heating mode the heat pump running...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/23/18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Re: A/C design

What's wrong with that?
I had a 1.5 ton AC unit that would run continuously from morning to night and it was very comfortable in the house. When I replace it with a 2.5 ton heat pump, it would run...
Forum: Structural Inspections 4/21/18, 7:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Re: Foundation type please

stamped concrete
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 4/18/18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Re: Tankless water heater TPRV

It may need an expansion tank, was there a one way valve or pressure regulator at supply valve area?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/12/18, 9:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Re: InterNACHI offer con.

When I looked at them last year, this is what I was quoted for unlimited subscriptions including clients, Realtors, :

PRICING:
• $399/year (that's just $33.25 per month).
• Saves $69 versus...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/7/18, 9:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Re: Furnace Circulation (Internal)

Thanks for the info David!
In my initial response, I was thinking of a sealed combustion unit and not a unit where the endshot burners are open to the blower compartment (see attached) which is why...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/6/18, 8:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Re: Furnace Circulation (Internal)

HE gas furnace have a sealed combustion/heat exchanger and that corrosion/hole shown in the picture is not in the combustion/heat exchanger. The mid efficiency doesn't have a sealed combustion/heat...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/5/18, 7:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Re: Furnace Circulation (Internal)

I could see it being a problem if it was a mid efficiency furnace but its not.
Would you have a pic from further away?
Forum: Structural Inspections 4/5/18, 9:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Re: Roof Trusses

Thanks for your comments! I recommended a structural engineer specializing in roof trusses for repairs in the report. Lots of snow up here...
Forum: Structural Inspections 4/5/18, 8:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Re: Roof Trusses

There was no equipment in attic and attic on other side (behind firewall) had on trusses missing. You can see in pic that the long web member is buckling; they could at least have added some...
Forum: Structural Inspections 4/4/18, 5:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Roof Trusses

Having a brain fart; I am wrong in thinking that a couple of roof trusses are missing from this 1991 built fourplex and that they simply filled up the area?
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 4/3/18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Re: Furnace Circulation (Internal)

The hole is not in the combustion area.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 3/29/18, 9:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Re: Do you test the garage door reverse function?

18+ years and no broken doors...Some people just don't know when to let it go.
Forum: Inspection Question of the Week 3/26/18, 8:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Forum: Electrical Inspections 3/20/18, 4:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Re: Do you explain switched outlets to your client?

Around here receptacles' ground are all positioned up and none are switched...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/17/18, 1:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 256
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/10/18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Re: Going through a camera a year.

Buy the rechargeable batteries, they're a lot cheaper in the long run.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/10/18, 8:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Re: Going through a camera a year.

It will display that it needs the flash and you have to pop the flash up to use and push it back in when finished. But as I said, it takes pictures in low light and most time I don't need the flash...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/9/18, 8:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Re: Going through a camera a year.

The Olympus Tough are tough but the zoom lacks. I just bought a Canon SX620HS 25X and I am very pleased with it, so far. Its fast and it takes pictures in low light without the flash which makes the...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 2/23/18, 9:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Re: Ice Machine Condensate Drain Line

If there is a sewer backup and the condensate line is connected directly to a drain what do you think will happen to that ice sitting in the bin. I would say that an indirect connection is required.
Forum: HomeGauge 2/21/18, 8:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Re: Large File Won't Upload

Upload to dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/individual) and send client a link with pw to download. It's free up to 2GB of space.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/12/18, 8:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Re: How to properly install a light switch....

What is wrong with it? I see now, they forgot to ground it!
jk of course
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 2/6/18, 9:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Re: Home inspectors voice concern

When was he removed? He is still on their website...
http://www.nationalhomeinspector.org/NHICCcouncil.pdf
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/4/18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Re: Not getting on the roof drawbacks?

I also disagree with finding another profession even though I will walk most roof when safe. There is other way to inspect a roof without walking it (e.g. pole, high zoom cameras,). You will also get...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/4/18, 1:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
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