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Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 8/20/18, 6:38 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Russell Stewart
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 8/1/18, 11:19 AM
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Views: 144,064
Posted By Russell Stewart
Re: Unusual Things I have found

Some great stuff here Roy, especially for a rookie inspector like myself. Thanks for taking the time to put this all together!!
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 7/1/18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Russell Stewart
Re: Join me in welcoming Devante to InterNACHI's Staff. New Exec Admin Assistant.

Congrats Devante on joining what , in my opinion, just might be the greatest group of people I have ever come across. Nick has a quote stating 'Good people working every day to help your inspection...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/29/18, 1:09 PM
Replies: 16,052
Views: 221,726
Posted By Russell Stewart
Firestops are needed in any opening that remains...

Firestops are needed in any opening that remains unprotected in a rated firewall.This passive fire protection will help insure that fire cannot pass through any open area in the firewall. This is...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/29/18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16,052
Views: 221,726
Posted By Russell Stewart
As you can see in the image, the hearth has some...

As you can see in the image, the hearth has some significant cracks and deterioration. I f the fireplace is in use frequently this is a issue that needs to be repaired as soon as possible. Embers can...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/28/18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7,377
Views: 60,604
Posted By Russell Stewart
Chimney flashing is an integral part of any...

Chimney flashing is an integral part of any chimney system and ensures there is no water intrusions entering any space between the chimney and the roof or exterior structure itself. A properly...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/28/18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7,377
Views: 60,604
Posted By Russell Stewart
While not extremely clear in the photo, this is a...

While not extremely clear in the photo, this is a a basement window , the only window in this particular basement , while , the lack of egress is an issue itself , if somewhere were needing to...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/27/18, 2:13 PM
Replies: 34,802
Views: 475,240
Posted By Russell Stewart
A ground fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI,...

A ground fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, protects people and animals from accidental shocks or electrocution. A ground fault occurs when an electrical current flowing through a wire or appliance...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/27/18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33,345
Views: 387,905
Posted By Russell Stewart
I believe the easiest way to avoid any lawsuit in...

I believe the easiest way to avoid any lawsuit in this profession, it to be as honest and professional as possible. Make sure the client realizes that an inspection is a non-invasive, non-exhaustive...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/27/18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33,345
Views: 387,905
Posted By Russell Stewart
I can see a situation arising where an Inspector...

I can see a situation arising where an Inspector could develop a close relationships with local real estate agents and the agent , having given multiple inspections to one particular inspector, could...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/26/18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34,802
Views: 475,240
Posted By Russell Stewart
Location Exterior: Ground View Impact...

Location
Exterior: Ground View

Impact : The crack allows water intrusion, which may cause the surrounding surfaces to also deteriorate possibly requiring a complete driveway replacement
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