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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/12/19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Re: Opinions wanted - Friends New Build

Hi Brandon, there is new construction going up everywhere in our area. Some are 2 months from dirt to move in. Whats worse is they are sold before they even start. With the workforce spread thin &...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 1/8/19, 8:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Re: PDF of current TREC SOP - NOT pocket edition?

Adam, sorry I didn't see this until now. Email sent.
Forum: Cozy Coats for Kids 1/4/19, 9:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Re: Auction: FLIR E8 EX Series Infrared Camera

No, he simply updated the firmware with the newest offer by the company. Same as doing updates to your phone, MS windows, fish finders, etc.

The "hack" is to increase resolution on limited cameras...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/2/19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 32,673
Research & Writing Assignment: Thermal...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Thermal Imaging can be used to quickly scan walls, ceilings & other building materials for temperature differences that may indicate heat/cooling loss due to air...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/2/19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 32,673
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The area...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The area depicted by the blue color shows a cooler temperature than the surrounding area in yellow & red. Our experience tells us this is possibly from missing...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/18, 1:12 PM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 68,834
Research & Writing Assignment: Infrared is...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Infrared is a tool that can offer the ability to see temperature differences in building materials that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Proper training in...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 68,834
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is a side wall at a cathedral ceiling. The temperature differences show a lack of insulation at the above wall. The cold from the unconditioned & vented...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/18, 1:14 PM
Replies: 16,126
Views: 223,152
Research & Writing Assignment: Crickets are...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Crickets are used to divert water & debris from building up along the back side of the chimney. This is where the roof slope meets the vertical wall portion of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/18, 1:13 PM
Replies: 16,126
Views: 223,152
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Chimney...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Chimney cap is cracked or damaged. This may allow water or moisture to enter the chimney chase
causing damage to the masonry, mortar and flue. Chimney cap is...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,800
Views: 245,873
Research & Writing Assignment: Stairs with...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Stairs with 4 or more risers should be accompanied by a handrail. Handrails should be of approved height as well as designed for proper gripping. The purpose of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,800
Views: 245,873
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The decking has deteriorated to a point were it can no longer support the weight of an adult & possibly children or pets. This sub-standard decking material...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 328,435
Research & Writing Assignment: Roof...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Roof Sheathing inside the attic is saturated with water from condensation. This condition is due to the dryer vent, venting into the attic.
Deterioration, mold &...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/26/18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16,523
Views: 328,435
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Soffit...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Soffit vents are blocked. There is excessive sap coming from the framing members are an
indication that the attic ventilation may be inadequate. Without
proper...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/23/18, 2:59 PM
Replies: 16,355
Views: 327,461
Research & Writing Assignment: Heat pumps...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Heat pumps have a defrost cycle that aids in proper operation of the unit. In the event that frost builds on the condenser coils, the unit will temporarily reverse...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/23/18, 2:54 PM
Replies: 16,355
Views: 327,461
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The secondary condensate drain line is disconnected. In the event that the primary condensate drain pan for the A/C fails or overflows, that condensate should be...
Forum: Cozy Coats for Kids 12/12/18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Re: Auction: FLIR E8 EX Series Infrared Camera

How would you like to receive the bids? Right here on the thread?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/12/18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Re: Central Texas Inspectors Ride Out Question

Welcome Brandon!
My name is Brandon as well. I work out of Cedar Park so I cover your same area. I would be happy to have you along next time I get a good one. (Preferably a vacant home where we...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/12/18, 5:44 PM
Replies: 18,725
Views: 287,890
Research & Writing Assignment: Cross...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Cross contamination is a serious health risk. There are many devices & procedures within the plumbing system to protect the potable water supply. One example is an...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/12/18, 5:38 PM
Replies: 18,725
Views: 287,890
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Dielectric...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Dielectric fitting is missing.
Without dielectric protection, corrosion will form.
A dielectric union is designed to break the electrical contact between two...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/12/18, 4:53 PM
Replies: 14,625
Views: 246,840
Research & Writing Assignment: Caulking...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Caulking missing at joints in wood siding.
Water or moisture can enter both the siding & inner wall framing from here. This water can then be absorbed into the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/12/18, 4:43 PM
Replies: 14,625
Views: 246,840
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Exterior...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Exterior trim has excessive damage.
Exterior trim performs a couple of roles. Besides adding a decorative touch, it seals up corners and edges to keep out...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 12/1/18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Re: Can we be Sole Proprietor?

By the way...pllc was created to be exactly like an llc with 1 exception. The exception is that a licensed professional cannot limit their personal liability to just the company in the event of...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 11/30/18, 9:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Re: Can we be Sole Proprietor?

Yes you can be a sole proprietor. If you do not have many assets to protect (most young people starting out) & won't be making a lot of income right away (most new inspectors) sole proprietor is...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 11/11/18, 9:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,609
Re: High Loop on Side of New Dishwasher

I often see dishwasher drain lines that come through the top of the cabinet wall, then drop to & along the cabinet bottom, finally going back up to the drain port on the disposal. I always comment on...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/29/18, 8:36 AM
Replies: 18,315
Views: 333,359
Research & Writing Assignment: An inspector...

Research & Writing Assignment:

An inspector should always notify someone (anyone) before entering a crawlspace & establish a time frame in which this person should contact 911 if they have not...
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