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Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 6:01 PM
Replies: 12,976
Views: 223,292
Research & Writing Assignment: Brick veneer...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Brick veneer siding is installed with a sturdy base (usually on a brick shelf formed into the foundation wall and then rising up with a space between the wall and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 5:59 PM
Replies: 12,976
Views: 223,292
Inspection & Writing Assignment: stone...

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stone veneer on this home has large cracks running through the mortar from the steel lintels placed over the openings. As the lintels rusted they expanded and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 4:22 PM
Replies: 12,986
Views: 218,843
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This crawlspace had an exposed dirt floor. Exposed dirt floors allow moisture to enter the building cavity and can lead to wood rot, mold, insect activity and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 4:21 PM
Replies: 12,986
Views: 218,843
Research & Writing Assignment: In colder...

Research & Writing Assignment:

In colder climates (northeast) the vapor barrier of the insulation should be installed towards the warm or interior side of the walls to prevent moisture vapor from...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 3:24 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 21,009
Research & Writing Assignment: Ice damming...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Ice damming during winter months can cause damage to attics and building interiors. Warm air escaping into the attic causes snow on the roof to melt, as the melted...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 3:21 PM
Replies: 6,121
Views: 21,009
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Bricks at...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Bricks at this chimney had gaps between the mortar in various places. Loose and or missing mortar will allow water to enter the chimney structure where it can...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/24/18, 1:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161

F the BBB. Nobody looks to the BBB for your business unless they are 75 years old. The BBB called me to get me to pay for some listing or other and as always I say no, I don't pay to advertise and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/22/18, 9:33 AM
Replies: 16,640
Views: 317,395
Research & Writing Assignment: Weatherproof...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Weatherproof Receptacle Cover - The image in the library shows a proper type of weatherproof receptacle cover that protects the outlet from water both when not in...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/22/18, 9:29 AM
Replies: 16,640
Views: 317,395
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The bathroom GFCI controlled outlet was tested for proper operation (tested to see if it would trip using the buttons on the outlet and also with a circuit...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/11/18, 3:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Re: Find the Problem at the Furnace

Does it make an odd buzzing noise?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/2/18, 8:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Re: Do you folks report on uncovered window wells as a safety issue?

Always when they are deep egress and sometimes when they are deep window wells.
Forum: Structural Inspections 10/1/18, 2:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Re: This Ridge looks Undersized

The ridge thickness does not matter if rafters align on either side. While the proper practice is to have a ridge that fully supports the plumb cuts in the rafters I would not write it up unless...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 9/27/18, 4:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
New York Continuing Education

Hey Nick, Ben and Nachi - when are you going to show us NY based inspectors some love and figure out how to twist the NY Department of State's arm to allow us home inspectors to take continuing...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 9/27/18, 4:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Re: What is this part? Steam Boiler.

Looks like the tank-less/domestic hot water coil - not in use. They are a poor design and fail long before the boilers fail. They are found on the low end builders models - saving money on the hot...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 7/18/18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Re: Lawn Sprinkler Ispections

Don't do them never have and never will. It may depend on where you are located and what the other inspectors do in your neck of the woods. I would have to imagine it will add 1/2 an hour to the...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 7/11/18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Re: Shocking

And they did a nice job!
Forum: Roofing Inspections 6/14/18, 7:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Re: question pertaining to constructing a flat roof.

Next time try tapered insulation, made for just this scenario
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/13/18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Re: Mold within crawlspace being challenged

Unless the seller is a mold authority who cares what he thinks. Let him have the areas tested by a qualified person if he wants to refute you. Hand wipe test, sheesh, cant find that anywhere in the...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/6/18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Re: Mystery Black Substance: Not Mold, need help !

Only time Ive seen anything that bad was a bad heating system running on oil sooted the whole house out.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 6/1/18, 2:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Re: Identify Outlet

Nite Lite - pre-LED days
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/1/18, 2:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Re: What to charge for New Construction?

90 percent of the time the new builds take more time to go thru because half of the stuff is incomplete or wrong, but its no worse than some of the dumps I inspect either. Just charge your regular...
Forum: Structural Inspections 6/1/18, 2:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Re: Removed load bering wall

Nope. Get that reviewed by an engineer or show me the engineered plans. One does not simply build their own truss system.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/13/18, 8:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Re: Exterior splicing is this acceptable ?

Where does the service entrance cable go after the masthead? into the attic? thats a no no unless the panel is up there too.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/3/18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Re: Tax question for new inspector in MD and WV

Um. The expert would be your accountant not whomever answers you on this message board. Listening to strangers tell you what they think is right could lead you into a bad place. Don't begin a...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/22/18, 7:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Re: EZ Clean Toilet

That is for folks like to multi task
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